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5th May, 2016 - 8:47 am (2 Comments)

BT has released its latest Q1 2016 results (calendar), which reveals that their retail division has a total of 9,041,000 broadband subscribers (up by +1.045 million in Q1 vs +130K in Q4 2015) and 4.076m of those are taking their FTTC/P based BTInfinity superfast broadband service (up by +214k vs +250K at the end of 2015).

cityscape uk

28th April, 2016 - 12:01 am (7 Comments)

A new study, which is based on data gathered via 508,637 consumer Internet speedtests conducted between 9th Aug 2015 and 8th Feb 2016, claims to have revealed both the fastest and slowest cities (biggest) in the United Kingdom for average broadband speeds. Middlesbrough takes the fastest crown (34.46Mbps), while Hull is named the slowest (12.42Mbps).


26th April, 2016 - 3:07 pm (6 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is currently deploying a 1Gbps capable FTTP network to parts of 13 cities, has surveyed 3,000 UK residents and found that 11% of respondents would spend more for a property with 100Mbps broadband. Meanwhile 33% will try to delay their house move until the broadband is activated.

website browser http address bar

23rd April, 2016 - 8:32 am (8 Comments)

The latest HTTP Archive statistics, which collects and analyses the World Wide Webs (WWW) digitised content, has confirmed that the average web (website) page size is now 2.3MB (MegaBytes) and that’s up from 1.95MB one year ago and 0.7MB five years ago.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

20th April, 2016 - 2:13 pm (4 Comments)

A new study of nearly 60,000 Internet users in the United Kingdom has examined whether the 2014 block of 53 pirate websites (copyright infringement) by the largest broadband ISPs had a positive outcome for legal content. The results suggest that it did, although there may be diminishing returns for future blocks.


18th April, 2016 - 11:00 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure developer Cityfibre has today reported their final results to the end of 2015, which reveals that their cable duct and fibre network footprint comprised 743km (2014: 543km) serving 1,200 customer premises (up from 885 in 2014) and turnover jumped by 67% to £6.4m.

world internet connectivity

18th April, 2016 - 9:47 am (0 Comments)

The total number of world broadband subscriptions reached 751.2 million at the end of last year, which is a quarterly Q4 2015 growth of around +1.31% (down from +1.4% in Q3 2015) and there are now more FTTH users worldwide than those using cable (e.g. Virgin Media) technologies.

house for sale with slow broadband warning sign

8th April, 2016 - 7:47 am (12 Comments)

Admittedly the opening title of Vodafone’s new survey of 2,000 British adults doesn’t make a lot of sense, “ONE IN FIVE BRITS WOULD RATHER GO WITHOUT GAS OR ELECTRICITY THAN BROADBAND” (broadband requires electricity to work). But get away from the headline and are there are some useful figures.

european union map flag

5th April, 2016 - 1:38 pm (5 Comments)

Ofcom has published the final version of their most recent European Broadband Scorecard, which shows how the United Kingdom compares with Europe’s other major countries in terms of delivering the Government’s ambition for us to have the “fastest broadband of any major European country by 2015“.


30th March, 2016 - 11:00 am (2 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has released their latest complaints report to the end of 2015, which reveals what mobile, TV, phone and broadband providers in the United Kingdom attracted the most consumer complaints. EE topped the naughty list for broadband, while TalkTalk dominated for fixed line phone gripes.


25th March, 2016 - 11:51 am (9 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their re-jigged annual 2016 report into the Internet performance of the United Kingdom’s largest fixed line home broadband ISPs and their customers, which reveals that the average home download speed has jumped from 22.8Mbps last year to 28.9Mbps now. But the gap between rural and urban areas is still significant.

bt superfast fibre van

24th March, 2016 - 7:18 am (13 Comments)

The Government has today published its latest Q4 2015 uptake figures for their state aid supported roll-out of superfast (24Mbps+) capable “fibre broadband” services across the United Kingdom, which shows that many local authorities are passing the key 20% threshold.

state of the internet - global broadband speed connectivity heatmap

22nd March, 2016 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

The latest Akamai State of the Internet Q4 2015 report has revealed that the UK’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 13.9Mbps (up from 13Mbps in Q3 2015), which compares with a global average of 5.6Mbps (up from 5.1Mbps in Q3). But despite this improvement the UK’s country ranking has dropped from 14th to 17th.

award best broadband uk ISP gold trophy

18th March, 2016 - 9:09 am (7 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has this week published the outcome from their latest reader survey of broadband ISP satisfaction, which saw Zen Internet and Utility Warehouse win the highest ratings. Unfortunately the same could not be said for TalkTalk, which had the lowest score by far.

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