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Company hopes to offer 4G broadband in Guernsey

Guernsey's fourth telecoms provider hopes to provide a high speed broadband service.

Clear Mobitel has a fixed line licence but aims to provide a broadband service if Guernsey introduces a 4G network.

It is something the Office of Utility Regulation, which regulates the market, is currently looking at.

Andrew Elston, director of regulatory affairs at Clear Mobitel, said he believed there was room for more competition in the island.

He said: "We feel the state of competition in terms of broadband in the island of Guernsey is very, very serious, that there is a lack of real competition because all operators who are currently in play there are dependent on the incumbent fixed wire access.

"Out network in that respect is different in that it is not dependent on that access environment. We are building a totally separated environment and would wish to compete vigorously, but fairly with those in the market today."

The company hopes to start offering its broadband service in Jersey within a year, if its plans are approved by UK regulator Ofcom.

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