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The Mayor of London has promised ultra-fast download and upload speeds for the capital's tablet, dongle and smartphone users by 2020.

According to Boris Johnson, 5G mobile broadband services will arrive in London by the end of the decade.

As reported by the Telegraph, he claimed network operators will work in collaboration with the University of Surrey on new technologies to deliver faster speeds.

“London is earning a reputation for being the tech capital of Europe," Mr Johnson stated.

"That is why we need to ensure every Londoner is able to access the very best digital connectivity."

He claimed that rapidly improving connectivity in London is "a key part" of its infrastructure plan, designed to ensure the competitiveness of the capital over future decades.

But according to the City of London Corporation, there is plenty of work to do on this front.

Writing for City AM, Policy Chairman Mark Boleat claimed that businesses and households in the Square Mile are still unable to access fibre broadband services.

He called for more affordable connectivity solutions, as an alternative to leased lines, for this part of the city.

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