View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Networks
August 28, 2015

UK public sector urged to tear down 4G barriers

Only 8% of public sector frontline workers are equipped with 4G connectivity.

By CBR Staff Writer

New research has revealed that only 8% of UK public sector workers have 4G, mainly due to the 42% of decision makers who don’t understand the technology benefits.

The research by YouGov and Vodafone UK found that fast mobile connectivity is crucial to public sector workers, but without 4G many are missing out on providing cost effective community services.

The utilisation of 4G technology will allow frontline workers like police officers, district nurses and social workers to further enhance services more cost-effectively.

Of the 1401 senior decision makers surveyed, 30% of respondents cited cost as one of the main reasons for not adopting 4G, while 54% of public sector respondents said 4G is very or fairly important to their organisation.

The research found that the benefits of 4G are not widely understood and cost is still seen as barrier to adoption.

Vodafone UK public sector head Mick Wayman said: "In frontline services such as the police where every second counts, 4G really can make a big difference.

"We are working with public sector organisations to tear down the barriers standing in the way of putting 4G connectivity in the hands of more of Britain’s frontline.

Content from our partners
Why food manufacturers must pursue greater visibility and agility
How to define an empowered chief data officer
Financial management can be onerous for CFOs, but new tech is helping lighten the load

"We are helping organisations to understand how the technology can assist in driving efficiency, delivering better services to citizens and meeting their key priorities."

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.