According to the government watchdog for infrastructure, they have found that the 4G connectivity in the UK is far worse than that of Panama, Peru, Romania, and Albania. They revealed that 4G users are not able to achieve a successful connection at least half the time. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) stated that the reason the UK is falling behind in regards to their connectivity was due to the poor infrastructure installed, referring to it as “digital deserts.”
In the report it was shown that Japan and the US have volumes of data that exponentially exceed to that of the UK’s. Andrew Adonis, chairman for the NIC stated that if the 5G is to be introduced eventually in the UK, then they must be assured that the fiascos that already exist with the 4G do not continue along into it as well.
Mr. Adonis said that the UK ranks 54th globally when it comes to a successful connection with the 4G coverage, adding that a lot of roads and railways that exist within the UK prove to be almost impossible to achieve any connection in.
These inconveniences don’t simply prove to be a disappointing matter, but do in fact affect British businesses that rely on a more linked workforce for the sake and good of the economy. A new cabinet to be in charge of the digital arena for the UK has been mentioned, so as to assure that the UK’s connectivity with mobiles may be in effectiveness when compared to other nations globally.
Mr. Adonis suggested that in order for a successful state of connectivity to be reached, the rail routes, and major roads must be tackled to ensure a sufficient connection, and avoid being in the digital desert. Since 5G is next in the future, as it will prove to be far more reliable and rapid for internet connection, Mr. Adonis points out that Britain has a chance in leading the world economy with it if they take action now in the digital arena.