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Faster broadband brings £3 billion boost to London SMEs

August 2, 2016   |   Oliver Johnson

The use of faster broadband by London’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) taking up the Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme will enable them to generate GBP 2bn additional sales within the first two years, 32,000 new jobs and to achieve just under GBP 1bn cost savings, making London’s voucher firms considerably more competitive and profitable.

The combined sales increases and cost savings represent GBP 1.7bn GVA(1), just over a 20% (a one fifth) increase in GVA of London’s …

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NAB 2016 – Oliver Johnson’s Overview of the week

May 3, 2016   |   Parule

National Association of Broadcasters, Las Vegas April 2016

An entertaining week in Las Vegas at the invitation of the Satellite Industry Group

The inaugural set of satellite specific sessions took place at NAB last week.  Despite being core to the broadcast industry in the US, and worldwide, since the beginning the satellite industry hasn’t traditionally had a presence at the show for the conference segment.

The inaugural sessions focused in particular on the data and broadband elements of broad (and …

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Oliver Johnson speaking at NAB 2016

April 21, 2016   |   Parule

                          

POINT TOPIC – OLIVER JOHNSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, TO SPEAK ON 1ST SATELLITE BROADBAND PANEL AT NAB SHOW TUESDAY APRIL 19TH 2016

By the end of 2015 fixed broadband passed 750 million lines worldwide that is three quarters of a billion lines and this number is still growing.

“Broadband growth continues to be strong.  Even as one technology starts to falter and tail off another starts to take off.  The one constant is the demand for bandwidth and the …

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Universal broadband would mean unlocking a forty billion euro opportunity for European businesses

October 21, 2014   |   Oliver Johnson

The results of the latest research conducted by Point Topic and Adroit Economics points to a Euro40bn opportunity for the SMEs in Europe by the end of the decade.  Extending work recently conducted for the European Commission BRESAT project has revealed significant potential for growth and productivity.

“Today broadband is an indispensable tool for governments, businesses and populations in any part of Europe.  The benefits that accrue and the services that are enabled by broadband are legion.  Working with Adroit …

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Broadband now installed in more than seven hundred million homes worldwide

October 6, 2014   |   Oliver Johnson

Broadband now installed in more than seven hundred million homes worldwide

The latest milestone in the relentless march of high speed internet access was passed at the end of June this year as the total number of households with a broadband line came to 700.2 million.

“Consumers love the bits and bytes delivered by the internet and they are being put to use throughout homes and offices worldwide. Broadband at home is the norm in many markets and we are …

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