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Capping ownership of the UK's digital radio spectrum may help the roll-out of high-speed broadband, a new report has claimed.

Any plans would be intended to free up the airwaves and give all major mobile internet providers a chance of capitalising on the government's Digital Britain proposal, which will see 2Mb broadband made available nationwide.

The recommendations have been made as part of a report into the telecoms industry by the Independent Spectrum Broker.

Stephen Carter, minister for communications, technology and broadcasting, said: "There is a need to find a new comprehensive approach to enable roll-out of Next Generation Mobile Services, which offer enormous benefits for the UK economy."

Mr Carter added that the government would provide a concrete response to the report next month.

Broadband provider Orange last week suggested that it could struggle to deliver on the government's Digital Britain plan if it was not given a share of the 900Mhz spectrum.

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