Virgin Media says blanket wireless coverage would slash working day
More than half of workers believe universal wireless broadband coverage would lead to a substantial reduction in the length of their working day, according to Virgin Media Business.
A study from the cable company revealed 54 per cent of respondents feel blanket connectivity would shorten their time spent in the office, but only ten per cent said this would improve their work-life balance.
Estimates suggest 70 per cent of the population will have some form of smart device reliant on mobile connectivity by the end of the year.
Eight in ten workers surveyed claimed enhanced mobile coverage would offer a secure link to the office, allowing them to check emails more easily, while just under half think it would help them deal with emergencies quicker.
However, just 16 per cent believe it would increase the chances of them working from home more often.
Tony Grace, chief operating officer at Virgin Media Business, said: "Even if we're shortening our working days by working on the move, it's actually creating a false economy if we're constantly fretting over our smartphone throughout the day and night."