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3rd March, 2015 - 11:45 am (3 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest ‘Telecoms Market Data Tables’ update for Q3-2014 has reported that the United Kingdom is now home to a total of 23,411,000 fixed line residential and small business broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines), which is up by 192,000 in the quarter (better than the 179,000 added in Q2 2014).


3rd March, 2015 - 7:40 am (0 Comments)

Internet providers across the United Kingdom saw a surge in data traffic on Sunday evening as Netflix, the online movie and TV streaming giant, released all 13 episodes of the latest ‘House of Cards‘ series at once. Sunday is always the busiest day of the week for related traffic on TalkTalk, but this one was a record breaker.

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26th February, 2015 - 11:44 am (23 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 report into the real-world performance of the largest fixed line broadband ISPs and their customers across the United Kingdom, which found that the average download speed has increased by 21.93% over the past six months to top 22.8Mbps (NOTE: Most of this boost came from urban areas, with rural and suburban being fairly flat).

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13th February, 2015 - 9:26 am (1 Comment)

Aside from today’s big network expansion news (here), Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has also announced its Q4-2014 results and confirmed that they added an impressive +64,000 broadband subscribers last quarter to total 4,625,800 (this compares with +37,600 added in Q3-2014 and a dismal -12,000 in Q2).


11th February, 2015 - 2:26 pm (21 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Fibre-to-the-Home (100Mbps+) ultrafast fibre optic broadband technology, has published its latest global ranking of FTTH/P/B progress and sadly, despite some good growth in the past year, the United Kingdom continues to be a no show.

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10th February, 2015 - 9:37 am (4 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published their report into mobile operator performance across the United Kingdom for the second half of 2014, which sees O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone battle it out over areas including service reliability, call / text performance and Mobile Broadband speeds.

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9th February, 2015 - 8:45 am (2 Comments)

Measurements of mobile Internet speed taken during the course of last year by UK and EU users of the free Netradar.org app have shown that the United Kingdom scored an average download rate of 5Mbps (Megabits per second), which places us below France (8.4Mbps), Germany (6.1Mbps), Italy (5.4Mbps) and many others. In addition, Three UK delivered the fastest speeds for Britain.


9th February, 2015 - 12:01 am (11 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn state aid fuelled Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project, which is predominantly working with BT in order to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connections available to 95% of people in the United Kingdom by 2017, has announced that its efforts have helped to put the service within reach of 2 million premises (total UK coverage of approximately 80%).

dcms superfast broadband britain

6th February, 2015 - 12:53 pm (80 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband speeds (24Mbps+) available to 90% of the population by 2016 and 95% by 2017, has now made the service available to a total of 1,908,725 additional homes and businesses (premises passed for December 2014).

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5th February, 2015 - 11:29 am (11 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today published the final version of their latest European Broadband Scorecard, which is designed to show how the United Kingdom compares with Europe’s other countries in terms of our progress towards the Government’s ambition that we should have the “fastest broadband of any major European country by 2015“.

sky broadband uk

4th February, 2015 - 8:12 am (1 Comment)

Sky Plc (Sky Broadband) has today released the first batch of consolidated Q4-2014 (calendar) results since they merged Sky Italia (Italy) and Sky Deutschland (Germany) into the fold last year. But unfortunately this appears to have come at the cost of any useful data on their broadband and phone operations in the United Kingdom.

wireless mobile mast

3rd February, 2015 - 2:40 pm (0 Comments)

Cisco has today published their annual Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2014 – 2019), which reported that mobile data traffic in the United Kingdom reached 74.2 PetaBytes (PB) per month in 2014 (0.9 Exabytes per year) and this will rise to 634.4PB by 2019 (7.6 Exabytes per year). Internet video traffic continues to be the main driver.

talktalk uk isp

3rd February, 2015 - 8:03 am (1 Comment)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has today published their latest results for Q4-2014 (calendar), which reported that broadband subscribers increased at the stable rate of +15K (same as in Q3) in the quarter to total 4,236,000 and “Superfast Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) surged forward by +88K (up from +67K in Q3) to account for 396,000 of that total.

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2nd February, 2015 - 10:03 am (3 Comments)

More and more people across the United Kingdom appear to be taking part in remote working (online). According to our latest monthly survey of 1,095 readers, some 67.6% of respondents said they now remote work from home or while commuting to their day job (32.3% said they don’t remote work at all) and access to better broadband is almost certainly helping the trend.

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