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Vodafone UK 2016

21st July, 2017 - 8:32 am (1 Comment)

Telecoms and internet provider Vodafone has today reported that they added +29K new customers to their UK home broadband service in Q2 2017 (total 245,000), which is down from the +33K added in Q1 (calendar). Meanwhile their 4G population coverage has reached 97%.

farming uk rural areas

20th July, 2017 - 10:34 am (10 Comments)

A new survey conducted by the National Farmers Union with 800 farmers across the United Kingdom has found that just 6% have access to “superfast” broadband download speeds and 85% have an “unreliable” outdoor mobile phone signal.

broadband speeds confusion

18th July, 2017 - 1:22 am (0 Comments)

The latest survey of 816 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 68% are unhappy with how broadband providers advertise their headline download speeds, although respondents were split on the best approach for improving the clarity of such promotions.

world internet connectivity

12th July, 2017 - 5:19 pm (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.36% during Q1 2017 and now stands at 875.1 Million (up from 812.7 Million one year ago). Some 71% of all net additions in Q1 came from East Asia (mostly China), but only 16.62% came from the more mature market of Europe.

united kingdom black map

12th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (15 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest Q1 2017 take-up data for their roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which is a key gauge for how much public investment suppliers (e.g. BT) will have to return.

uk broadband speed map oliver o\'brien 2017

6th July, 2017 - 9:18 am (16 Comments)

A senior researcher at the University College London‘s (UCL) Department of Geography, Oliver O’Brien, has taken data from Ofcom and used it to produce a new map of estimated broadband speeds across the country, which reveals some very familiar Digital Divides between different areas.

video streaming player

4th July, 2017 - 11:13 am (4 Comments)

A BBC commissioned ComRes interview of 1,000 adults who are regular viewers of Premier League Football has revealed that 47% have used their broadband connections to stream live matches from pirated sources (e.g. unofficially modified Kodi boxes or “illegal” steaming sites).

angry uk internet user

1st July, 2017 - 7:36 am (12 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 British adults by Mortar, which was commissioned by UK ISP TalkTalk, has revealed that slow broadband comes top in a list of household bugbears for 2017 and as a result this is causing people to lose their cool as often as 138 times a year (aka “Load Rage“).

complaint UK consumer broadband isp and phone gripes

28th June, 2017 - 11:11 am (8 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q1 2017 study of UK consumer complaints about fixed line Broadband, Phone, Pay TV and Mobile services has praised Sky (Sky Broadband) for receiving the fewest gripes. Meanwhile BT, TalkTalk and Vodafone are highlighted for attracting the most complaints.


27th June, 2017 - 8:27 am (2 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has today published the results of a new survey that reveals the fastest and slowest local authorities across the United Kingdom by broadband download speed (median). The Orkney Islands (6.3Mbps) are by far the slowest and Tamworth is the fastest (30.4Mbps).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

26th June, 2017 - 1:18 pm (13 Comments)

A new survey of 2,006 UK employees, which was conducted by Virgin Media, has found that 71% of home-workers view “fast, reliable broadband” as “very important” and the cable operator warns that the ASA’s on-going review of how line speeds are advertised fails to consider this group.

internet download and upload speed arrows

26th June, 2017 - 1:03 am (11 Comments)

The first half of 2017 has seen another rise in average fixed line broadband download speeds to 28.21Mbps, albeit mostly fuelled by the on-going migration of consumers from older ADSL lines and on to newer “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services. Meanwhile EE is still king for Mobile Broadband.

digital scotland fibre optic map

21st June, 2017 - 10:00 am (7 Comments)

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has today published a new report, which claims that faster and more reliable broadband and mobile connectivity are two of several key factors that could help to deliver a £25 billion boost to the Scottish economy by 2024.

london uk broadband internet city

20th June, 2017 - 12:29 pm (1 Comment)

A new report from the Wireless Broadband Alliance, which examined the levels of urban and rural connectivity across 8 major countries, has found that London is the most connected city (7% of citizens are unconnected) but 1.75bn citizens in the world’s richest countries (by GDP) remain unconnected.

london city shard

13th June, 2017 - 9:24 am (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has come out on top in a new RootMetrics study of YouTube’s video streaming via 4G and 3G mobile networks in London, which rated all four primary mobile operators by several criteria (e.g. video resolution, time taken to start a video, playback freezes / buffering etc.).

house prices and broadband speed

9th June, 2017 - 4:49 pm (6 Comments)

Cisco has published their 12th annual 2017 Visual Networking Index (VNI), which predicts that world Internet (IP) traffic will grow from 96EB (ExaBytes) a month in 2016 to 278EB in 2021. Elsewhere average fixed broadband speeds in the UK will double from 29.8Mbps in 2016 to 60.2Mbps by 2021.


9th June, 2017 - 1:40 am (12 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk has received some information from our industry sources about the direction of Ofcom’s planned revision to their voluntary code of practice for broadband ISP speeds. A consultation on this is expected to be launched within the next month and today we can offer a preview.

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