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30th October, 2014 - 8:37 am (27 Comments)

National UK telecoms giant BT has today posted their latest results for Q3-2014 (calendar), which reported slowing retail broadband growth to total 7,473,000 customers (up by +88k versus the +104k added in Q2 and +170k in Q1). The operator also revealed that their superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network could now reach 21 million homes and businesses (premises passed).


27th October, 2014 - 10:07 am (4 Comments)

The latest survey of 2,000 adults in the United Kingdom by Halifax, which queried what kind of impact broadband connectivity would have on house buying, found that 23% would attempt to negotiate a lower price if the property had a poor broadband connection, while 20% would pay more for a home with “good broadband” and 18% said broadband had been merely a consideration during past moves.

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22nd October, 2014 - 7:52 am (0 Comments)

Internet and mobile operator EE has today published their latest results for Q3-2014, which saw fixed line home broadband subscribers grow at a slightly slower pace to top 793,000 customers (up +18k in Q3, which is down from +30k in Q2 and level with +19k in Q1). Meanwhile their 4G (LTE) users grew +1.4 million to top 5.6m (roughly level with Q2 growth).


21st October, 2014 - 5:07 pm (6 Comments)

The London focused fixed wireless (4G) broadband ISP, Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), has today released an interesting if not particularly scientific piece of promotional material that involves a representative from the provider offering £50 to anybody who actually knows their land line telephone number.

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17th October, 2014 - 8:01 am (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which works to maintain and upgrade BT’s national telecoms and broadband network across the United Kingdom, looks set to update their performance information website (www.expect.openreach.co.uk) next week with the latest repair statistics and the addition of some interesting new features.

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17th October, 2014 - 3:09 am (1 Comment)

A new study of 8,556 employed adults across 25 countries, which was conducted by the Canadian division of online travel giant Expedia, has found that travellers increasingly prioritise WiFi accessibility. Some 56% of travellers worldwide said that WiFi availability and pricing impact their purchasing decision when booking travel or hotels.

broadband internet speed uk

16th October, 2014 - 4:35 pm (11 Comments)

A snap survey of members from the so-called Broadband 100 group, which rather boldly claims to bring together the “greatest minds from the Telecoms, Media and IT industries“, have perhaps unsurprisingly concluded that today’s homes only need broadband Internet download speeds of up to 25Mbps.

sky broadband uk

16th October, 2014 - 7:49 am (0 Comments)

After a predictable slowdown in the second quarter Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today seen its growth improve in Q3-2014 by adding an extra +75,000 (up from +50k in Q2 and +70k in Q1) home broadband subscriptions to total 5,322,000, which has no doubt been helped by the recent spate of aggressive discounts (24 months free broadband etc.).

uk internet statistics

13th October, 2014 - 9:13 am (4 Comments)

The latest ISPreview.co.uk survey has found that BT’s forthcoming move to re-enter the United Kingdom’s already stagnated mobile communications market with the launch of a new service for domestic consumers, which might conceivably be followed by a similar proposition from Sky Broadband, could prove attractive to some but it won’t be an easy sell.

broadband internet speed speedometer

3rd October, 2014 - 10:52 am (37 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest biannual report into the real-world speeds of fixed line broadband ISP consumers across the United Kingdom reveals that the Internet performance gap between rural and urban areas is still wide, yet their speeds are now improving at a faster rate (+20% rural vs +5% urban / suburban). Overall the average download rate has risen by just 5% to reach 18.7Mbps (up from 17.8Mbps in the last report).


3rd October, 2014 - 1:12 am (5 Comments)

A recent study of 2,000 small firms by the United Kingdom’s Citizens Advice Bureau has revealed that, over the past 12 months, some 30% of small businesses have experienced problems with their phone and broadband services.

internet download and upload speed arrows

1st October, 2014 - 1:48 am (0 Comments)

The average Internet download speed for the biggest eight national fixed line home broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom held fairly steady at 22.45Mbps during September 2014 (up from 22.06Mbps in June 2014), while uploads increased by just +2.48% in the quarter to 5.37Mbps. As usual Virgin Media and BT top the tables.

children internet surfing

30th September, 2014 - 5:09 pm (9 Comments)

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has told the Government to do more to improve Internet connectivity in Schools across the United Kingdom, after their annual survey of ICT capabilities found that poor WiFi provision was a “major problem” in 65% of primary and 54% of secondary schools. Meanwhile 42% of primary and 31% of secondary schools also considered themselves to be “under-resourced” in broadband provision.

world wide internet traffic

30th September, 2014 - 1:38 pm (3 Comments)

A new study of 1,770 Internet users in the United Kingdom, which was conducted by Tata Communications, has revealed that a desire for “light speed connectivity” came top of the list when respondents were asked for their thoughts on the most inspirational opportunity that the Internet will facilitate in the next 3-5 years.

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