CBI: Comms sector is key for UK

The government must ensure that Britain’s communications sector continues to expand both at home and abroad, the CBI will urge today. Ofcom should “promote the UK communications sector in international markets”, the CBI will state, while suggesting that BBC Worldwide becomes “a key facilitator and partner of smaller content providers seeking opportunities abroad.” The communications sector, worth over £50bn, could expand its exports by more than 8.7 per cent by the end of the decade, the CBI estimates.