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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.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

30th September, 2014 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

The latest State of the Internet Q2-2014 report from Akamai has claimed that average world broadband Internet download speeds increased by an impressive 21% in Q2 to hit 4.6Mbps. By comparison the UK saw its performance jump by 12% to reach 11.1Mbps, making us the 16th fastest country (down from 15th in Q1); although our peak speeds rank a place higher.

slow broadband speed

25th September, 2014 - 8:01 am (6 Comments)

A new uSwitch study, which analysed data from 3.1 million UK Internet speedtests between 1st July 2013 and 30th June 2014, has concluded that consumers get the best broadband ISP performance if they go online at 5am (least busy) and the slowest if they start surfing at 9pm; a drop in speed of 21% was recorded between these periods.

world internet connectivity

22nd September, 2014 - 1:58 pm (0 Comments)

Back in 2010 the United Nations (UN) set four key global digital development targets for Internet access and broadband connectivity, but how much progress has been made? Today the UN’s Broadband Commission has published their latest annual report, which reveals that a lot of progress has been made but some targets will slip the net.

talktalk uk isp

22nd September, 2014 - 7:46 am (2 Comments)

Consumer broadband ISP TalkTalk set yet another record last week when the release of Apple’s latest iOS8 software update for iPhones and iPads helped to push the Internet data traffic on their network in the United Kingdom to a new peak of 1.25Tbps (Terabits per second), which equates to 1,250Gbps (Gigabits | note: 1000Mbps = 1Gbps).

huawei gci 2014

17th September, 2014 - 8:28 am (2 Comments)

Strong Mobile Broadband penetration, good average download speeds and fixed broadband subscriber growth are all considered “strengths” that have helped to push the United Kingdom into 3rd place on Huawei’s new Global Connectivity Index, ranking us just behind the USA (2nd) and Germany (1st). But our telecoms investment as a % of GDP could apparently be better.

uk internet statistics

9th September, 2014 - 1:30 am (3 Comments)

Does offering a Pay TV service make your home broadband ISP more attractive? The latest poll of 821 ISPreview.co.uk readers found that 67.7% of respondents would be unlikely to stick with their current Internet provider just because it could also offer a decent and affordable Pay TV service (15.4% answered “maybe” and 16.8% said “yes” they would be more likely to stay).

network connections

3rd September, 2014 - 10:01 am (2 Comments)

The World Economic Forum has ranked the United Kingdom 9th in its Global Competitiveness Index 2014-2015 (up from 10th last year), with the country’s position being lifted due to its flexible labour market and work to reduce public sector debt. But strong broadband and Internet services have also given a boost to the country’s ‘Technological Readiness’ score.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

2nd September, 2014 - 12:20 pm (2 Comments)

The communication regulator’s latest Telecoms Market Data Tables update for Q1-2014 has revealed that the United Kingdom is now home to a total of 22,808,000 fixed line residential and small business broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines), which is up by +1% on the previous quarter. Meanwhile more fixed phone line customers are going mobile.

house prices and broadband speed

29th August, 2014 - 3:13 pm (4 Comments)

Online estate agent House Simple has claimed that houses in broadband slowspots could lose 20-25% off the potential value of their property because buyers have become much more savvy and are increasingly paying attention to the quality of local Internet connectivity.

rural countryside uk

21st August, 2014 - 1:39 pm (1 Comment)

The government’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund, which was setup to help rural areas in the last 10% of England gain access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+), has issued an update to confirm that a total of 3,269 (up from 2,118 at the last update) domestic and business premises are currently anticipated to have the “potential” to receive such a service thanks to RCBF investment.

best broadband

19th August, 2014 - 4:14 pm (9 Comments)

Mirror mirror on the wall.. RootMetrics has today published their “midyear” (H1-2014) report into mobile operator performance across the United Kingdom, which has seen O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone all battle it out over areas including service reliability, call / text performance and Mobile Broadband speeds for Internet access.

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