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Consumers in Cornwall will be able to participate in a trial of next-generation mobile broadband services in the near future, it has been announced.

Clear Mobitel has confirmed its intentions to pilot long term evolution (LTE) technology in the 800MHz digital dividend wireless radio spectrum in the region.

Expected to be focused specifically on East Cornwall's Caradon Hill, the trial will be aimed at improving coverage for consumers with either no or poor broadband service.

Harpal Mann, Chief Executive and Founder of Clear Mobitel, said the trial is one of the most important the company is currently planning.

"This is not just a trial of rural broadband solutions based on LTE for Cornwall, it is a trial which has global ramifications for rural economies that have been shattered by the effects of the global recession," he added.

At the end of last year, O2 confirmed it was trialing LTE mobile broadband in Slough as part of a collaborative project with Huawei.

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