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Slow broadband speeds in London are increasingly frustrating overseas firms based in the city, an official has warned.

According to data from City Hall, many parts of the capital are suffering from low data speeds, including Canary Wharf and North Greenwich, as they are relying on copper-based infrastructure rather than fibre technology, the Wharf reports.

According to Councillor Jonathan Glanz, broadband champion for Westminster, this is causing problems for businesses from other countries that have established a presence in London.

"You’ve got Sony or Warner Bros who have got their huge connectivity for their operations across the world, then you’ve got small creative industries in who still find it quicker to download something to a DVD and walk it round to somebody else than send it across their current connections," he commented.

"That’s how bad it is."

Cllr Glanz also pointed out that many people living and working in London hail from cities across the world and find it "incredible that they can't do what they can do in Seoul or Singapore or Sydney or New York".

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