Four out of ten people in small companies want Internet access in their car

Four out of ten people in small companies want Internet access
in their car

Four out of ten people working for a small company want to be able to
connect to the Internet in their car. One out of three would like to
access the Web during an airplane flight. Being able to connect from
home and a hotel room are at the top of their wish list. These are some
of the findings from TeliaSonera Sweden's latest "Communications
Barometer for Companies" survey.

TeliaSonera, with the assistance of the Quickwise research company, has
polled 1,457 people working in companies with ten or less employees. The
questions in the poll focused on the Internet and other communication
possibilities.

The respondents especially wanted to be able to connect to the Internet
from their home (74 percent). Next on the list was connectivity from a
hotel room (57 percent), their car (44 percent), a customer's office (43
percent), a train (42 percent), their vacation home (40 percent) and
during flights (33 percent). However, they also had requests of a more
unusual nature; for example, 9 percent wanted to be able to connect to
the Web at a petrol station and 6 percent in their apartment building's
laundry room.

Owners of small businesses are more interested than their employees in
being online at places of leisure, such as in their boats and summer
homes.

"The Internet is the life nerve of many companies and accessibility will
soon be one of their most important competitive advantages. In the
future, it will be a requirement that people can easily connect to the
Internet virtually anywhere," says Erik Heilborn, head of the Business
Segment at TeliaSonera Sweden.

Persons in the survey were also given the opportunity to say what they
feel are the most important ways to communicate when they are outside
the office. Most of them thought that it is rather important, or very
important, to have access to a mobile phone (93 percent). Sending and
receiving e-mail (76 percent) and having a fast Internet connection (75
percent) were next.

For further information journalists can contact:
Maria Stråhle, Press Manager, TeliaSonera Sweden, Business Segment,
+46 8 713 58 30

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