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Fast, reliable internet is no longer a luxury. It's a modern essential, and on its way to becoming a basic human right - and what was once an often-costly extravagance has become a statement of economic success and, for those without access, a barrier to entry for everyday life.

With 3.8 billion mobile internet users predicted by 2020, the demand for accessible and reliable Wi-Fi will balloon all around the world, with impoverished areas increasingly demanding the basics and established areas demanding consistently better service.

Take a look at our infographic, covering 'How the World has Come to Expect Fast Internet', and elarn more about the growing influence of and demand for reliable, powerful internet access all over the world, and in every sector of work and society.


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