Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), a provider of licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimetre wave, has announced the results of its UK Enterprise Broadband Index.
According to the survey findings 89% of UK businesses said they would consider switching to wireless broadband. It also found that many said that poor broadband connectivity has impacted its performance over the two years but 56% have not changed provider. When asked why they decided to stay with said provider, 32% of businesses wanted to avoid disruption, 23% said they were tied into lengthy contracts and 16% said they were restricted to services provided as part of a building lease. Interestingly, 10% suggested they would change at the earliest opportunity.
The results highlight the opportunity for disruptive wireless carriers, as well as the challenge that UK businesses have in finding and switching providers.
Commenting on the data, Lionel Chmilewsky, CEO of CBNL, said: “It’s clear that a growing number of businesses find their connectivity requirements are growing faster than many broadband services can keep up with. To promote economic growth, it is essential that businesses have access to a greater range of agile broadband solutions which can scale more effectively with demand. This trend is likely to see operators drive more innovation into networks over the coming years, leverage emerging technology and develop 5G fixed wireless services.”