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eBay asks Ofcom to up mobile broadband game

Online auction giant eBay has called on Ofcom to help improve mobile network connectivity, claiming poor coverage was damaging the UK economy.

The nation is missing out on £1.3 billion of consumer spending as poor networks put people off shopping via their mobile devices, eBay commissioned research claimed.

The study suggested 16 per cent of the UK did not have adequate hot spots for shopping. In these areas, people spent at least 20 per cent less than the national average.