Mobile phone bosses promise to go global with broadband

The bosses of 20 of the world’s largest mobile phone companies, who serve more than 1.6 billion people worldwide, have pledged to take wireless broadband services global in return for a loosening of regulation and the allocation of the required radio spectrum.In a letter to the leaders of the G20 nations, delivered yesterday, the operators and four equipment vendors, including the world’s largest handset manufacturer Nokia, pointed out that the deployment of mobile broadband could create 25m jobs with no need for a government handout. “This boost to the global economy at this critical time will also enable widespread internet access, stimulating significant productivity enhancements and social benefits,” the letter argues.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:

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