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1st July, 2015 - 9:01 am (3 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull in East Yorkshire, KC, has today published a new report which they claim proves the positive impact that their FTTP dominated roll-out of superfast broadband is having. Overall the local digital economy now accounts for £6.93bn per annum (24% of the total).

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30th June, 2015 - 11:01 am (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 consumer complaints report, which saw overall complaint volumes continue to fall across most of the major UK mobile, pay tv, fixed line phone and broadband sectors. But the news isn’t so good for EE, which has seen gripes surge.

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29th June, 2015 - 2:05 am (0 Comments)

The second quarter has seen the average Internet download speed for the largest seven national home broadband ISPs increase from 24.72Mbps in Q1 to 25.47Mbps now, while the average for the primary Mobile Broadband operators reached 15.99Mbps (up from 14.42Mbps in Q1). Virgin Media remains the fastest fixed line provider and EE dominates mobile.

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24th June, 2015 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

The latest global Q1 2015 State of the Internet report from Akamai has revealed that the world’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 5Mbps (up by 10% since Q4 2014), while the United Kingdom increased by 6.7% in the quarter to 11.6Mbps. Overall the UK is now the 21st fastest in the world, which is down three places from the end of 2014.


22nd June, 2015 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

The latest survey of 625 ISPreview.co.uk readers has revealed that 86% would like to see the national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, impose a new rule that would require both mobile and fixed line broadband ISPs to offer an informative service status page for keeping track of network and general service faults.

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18th June, 2015 - 1:36 pm (23 Comments)

The European Commission has updated their EU Broadband Scorecard, which uses data from Dec 2014 and Jan 2015 to reveal the United Kingdom’s progress toward Europe’s overall Digital Agenda goals (e.g. ensuring 100% coverage of 30Mbps+ Internet speeds, with 50% take-up of 100Mbps+). But we’re now ranked 5th for connectivity, down one place from 4th last year.

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18th June, 2015 - 8:36 am (11 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published a new report that attacks some of the biggest broadband ISPs, particularly BT, TalkTalk and PlusNet, for allegedly continuing to promote Internet download speeds that the majority of their customers will never be able to achieve. But are tougher advertising rules the best fix?

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17th June, 2015 - 12:01 am (5 Comments)

Hyperoptic, which is deploying a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB/P) network around parts of 12 UK cities, has surveyed 3,000 British people to conclude that 67% work from home at least once a month and 93% work longer hours when at home. But 72% also claim to feel more productive in the office, with poor home broadband taking the blame.

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16th June, 2015 - 9:41 am (0 Comments)

A new report from Juniper Research has predicted that Mobile Network Operators (MNO) will offload 60% of their Smartphone and Tablet based Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) data traffic to WiFi networks by 2019 (equivalent to 115,000 Petabytes), which is up almost four-fold from 30,000PB this year.


5th June, 2015 - 9:23 am (3 Comments)

A new research paper from a three man team, which was based out of Carnegie Mellon University and Wellesley College in the USA, has found that forcing broadband ISPs to block individual piracy websites (e.g. The Pirate Bay) had little impact. But blocking a mass of 19 websites in one go did appear to drive UK Internet users towards legal alternatives.

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4th June, 2015 - 9:03 am (3 Comments)

A new study has phoned some of the United Kingdom’s biggest and smallest broadband ISPs in order to work out how quick their call answer times were. The results reveal that the big boys (e.g. PlusNet and KC [Hull only] etc.) are among the slowest, while smaller providers tend to be the fastest (e.g. Exa Networks and B4RN etc.).

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4th June, 2015 - 8:01 am (0 Comments)

The latest Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2015-2019 report from PwC has predicted that revenues from Mobile Internet access (Mobile Broadband etc.) are set to overtake fixed line broadband services in 2017, increasing by an annual growth rate of 7.1% to reach £7bn by 2019 (the highest in Western Europe).


28th May, 2015 - 3:37 pm (0 Comments)

Cisco has published its annual 2015 Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast, which reveals that world Internet traffic has grown to reach 59,851 PetaBytes (PB) per month and could hit 167,973PB by 2019. Meanwhile average fixed broadband speeds in the UK are currently 23.2Mbps and should rise to 50Mbps by 2019.


27th May, 2015 - 2:33 pm (35 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project, which is predominantly working with BT to deploy superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services across the United Kingdom, has published the programmes latest take-up figures for March 2015. Adoption continues to rise and more projects are now touching the 20% claw-back threshold.

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