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27th May, 2015 - 2:33 pm (19 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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22nd May, 2015 - 10:17 am (5 Comments)

The 2015 Internet Users report from the Government’s Office for National Statistics has reported that 86% of adults (44.7 million) in the United Kingdom had used the internet, in the last 3 months, by the end of March 2015. But issues like disability and old age meant that 11% of adults (5.9m) had never gone online (down from 6.4m one year ago).

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21st May, 2015 - 9:29 am (1 Comment)

A new online YouGov poll of 100 IT decision makers in Scotland, which was commissioned by Cityfibre, has reported that 92% of respondents view high quality, fast broadband as important to the success of their company and yet 52% felt as if connectivity in Scotland was worse than other parts of the UK.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

20th May, 2015 - 1:53 pm (52 Comments)

Telecoms operators that upgrade from their old fixed line copper based broadband (e.g. ADSL) services to a pure fibre optic (e.g. FTTH/P etc.) style network infrastructure could make significantly bigger maintenance, energy and reliability savings than initially predicted.

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19th May, 2015 - 4:37 pm (1 Comment)

Statistical experts RootMetrics have today published a report into the mobile network performance of EE, Three UK, Vodafone and O2 across 16 of the United Kingdom’s largest cities, which reveals that EE delivers the overall best performance thanks to their stronger 4G network. But the others are catching.

house for sale with slow broadband warning sign

19th May, 2015 - 2:31 am (6 Comments)

The latest survey of 2,119 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that nearly three quarters (71.9%) of respondents would reject an otherwise ideal house if its broadband speeds were too slow, while 22.8% said they’d rather negotiate a lower price and only 5.1% weren’t at all bothered about Internet performance.

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

14th May, 2015 - 1:35 pm (15 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of the population by 2016 and 95% by 2017, has so far helped to put related connections within reach of 2.5 million additional homes and businesses (premises passed).


12th May, 2015 - 11:08 am (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today published their latest quarterly consumer complaints report to the end of 2014 and unsurprisingly, despite a general flatness in complaint volumes, there are still some familiar names topping the tables. We’re looking at you EE (fixed broadband and phone), Vodafone (mobile) and BT (Pay TV).

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8th May, 2015 - 7:52 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has shot up from having a total of 4,625,800 broadband subscribers at the end of last year to 4,969,700 at the end Q1 2015, although this is predominantly due to a move that combines the operator’s UK results with that of UPC Ireland (Sky does something similar).

bt building logo

7th May, 2015 - 8:18 am (30 Comments)

The national UK telecoms operator, BT, has today published the latest results for Q1-2015 (calendar) and confirmed that their retail business added +121,000 new broadband subscribers in the quarter (up from +119k in Q4 2014) to total 7,713,000, which includes 3,010,000 on BTInfinity “fibre broadband” (up by +266k vs +209k in Q4 2014).

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

5th May, 2015 - 2:52 pm (0 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Telecoms Market Data Tables update has revealed that the United Kingdom ended 2014 with a total of 23.73 million fixed line residential and small business broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines), which is up by +319k in Q4 2014 and marks a good quarter of growth from the +192k added in Q3 2014.

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5th May, 2015 - 10:51 am (1 Comment)

A new survey of 3,000 consumers by fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which appears to consist largely of London dwellers, has found that Brits would sooner sacrifice chocolate (45%), alcohol (24%) or sex (22%) for a week than their broadband connection (9%).

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27th April, 2015 - 8:32 am (0 Comments)

The impending acquisition of EE by BT isn’t putting a dampener on the operators growth, with their latest Q1-2015 results showing a +50k increase in fixed line home broadband subscribers to total 884,000 (the best growth yet; up from +41k in Q4 2014, +18k in Q3-2014 and +30k in Q2-2014). Meanwhile 4G coverage and uptake is also booming.

gci ranking 2015

23rd April, 2015 - 11:02 am (2 Comments)

The annual Global Connectivity Index from Huawei, which claims to offer a quantitative assessment of connectivity and its value from both national and industrial perspectives, reports that the United Kingdom has dropped to 5th place due to weaknesses with “low cable infrastructure” and rural Mobile Broadband coverage.

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