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25th May, 2017 - 11:03 am (6 Comments)

The latest Q1 2017 figures from the Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project has revealed that some 4,426,493 additional premises across the United Kingdom can now order a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of their joint investment with local councils and the private sector.


25th May, 2017 - 10:40 am (1 Comment)

A recent survey of British adults by YouGov has revealed that 16% of people have used a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Proxy Server, with 48% adopting it in order to circumvent region (geo) blocking of online content and 44% using it to enhance their Internet security.

office for national statistics UK

22nd May, 2017 - 9:56 am (7 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics has published their latest annual 2017 Internet Access report, which reveals that 9% (4.8 million) of UK adults have never used the Internet and that’s down from 10.2% (5.3 million) last year. Sadly issues of age and disability remain key barriers.

Vodafone UK 2016

16th May, 2017 - 9:14 am (3 Comments)

Telecoms operator Vodafone UK has today published their Q1 2017 (calendar) results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow by +33,000 customers in the quarter to total 216,000 (up from +16k in Q4 2016). Meanwhile 4G coverage now stands at 96% (98% by Ofcom’s definition).

eu nga broadband coverage map june 2016

15th May, 2017 - 4:06 pm (8 Comments)

The European Commission has published their annual 2017 European Digital Progress Report, which confirms that Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Greece all lag behind the rest of the 28 EU member countries when it comes to ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTH/P/B) broadband coverage.


12th May, 2017 - 12:37 pm (7 Comments)

A new survey of 1,465 UK businesses by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that 70% of firms have suffered Mobile “not spots” (no signal) or “partial not-spots” (basic cover via only some networks), while 91% of those who suffered such issues are rural based (falls to 56% for urban firms).

BT HQ UK Building Logo

11th May, 2017 - 8:01 am (39 Comments)

The BT Group has released their latest quarterly report (Q1 2017 calendar), which saw their retail broadband base reach a total of 9,276,000 subscribers (up by 29K vs 83K in Q4 2016) and Openreach has begun a consultation on the “potential benefits and costs of a large-scale FTTP deployment.“

world network and broadband connections

10th May, 2017 - 5:08 pm (1 Comment)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has revealed that residential consumers in the United Kingdom pay an average of $0.34 (USD PPP) per Mbps (Megabit) of fixed line broadband bandwidth, which compares with a global average of $0.85 and just $0.05 in the cheapest country of Singapore.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

8th May, 2017 - 7:29 am (13 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has released their Q1 2017 (calendar) results and reported that the broadband base grew by +80.7K in the quarter (up from +48.8K in Q4) to total 4,997,400 subscribers, while their Hybrid Fibre Coax (DOCSIS) network covered another 102,000 UK premises.


2nd May, 2017 - 11:00 am (2 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q4 2016 Telecoms Market Data Tables have revealed that the United Kingdom ended last year with a total of 25,250,000 fixed residential and small business broadband lines, which is a quarterly increase of +216K (0.9%) and a year-on-year rise of 542K (2.2%).

uk pirate music

25th April, 2017 - 3:14 pm (12 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov has suggested that around 4.9 million of the United Kingdom’s broadband connected adults use pirated TV streaming services via platforms such as “illegal Kodi boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets.”


25th April, 2017 - 8:22 am (1 Comment)

Alternative fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has posted their final results to the end of 2016, which reveals that their “completed” cable duct and fibre optic network (FTTP) footprint has increased to 3,383km (up from 743km in 2015) and they now serve 3,962 customer premises (up from 1,200).

computer keyboard and mouse user

25th April, 2017 - 12:02 am (13 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,006 “nationally representative” UK adults has claimed that 25% of UK employees have had issues with their broadband or mobile services when working from home over the last year and 46% of those have experienced such severe problems that they’ve given up on it.

uk internet statistics

25th April, 2017 - 12:01 am (3 Comments)

A new online survey of 1,134 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 43.2% of fixed line broadband and 47.3% of Mobile using respondents have never tried to cut their bills by negotiating a lower price with their provider, with many being discouraged by concerns over time and call centres etc.

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