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state of the internet - global broadband speed connectivity heatmap

29th June, 2016 - 8:41 am (0 Comments)

The latest Akamai State of the Internet Q1 2016 study has reported that the United Kingdom’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 14.9Mbps (up from 13.9Mbps at the end of 2015) vs a global average of 6.3Mbps (up from 5.6Mbps). But sadly the UK’s country ranking has fallen yet again from 17th to 19th.

5g mobile broadband

28th June, 2016 - 4:56 pm (0 Comments)

We might not have an agreed standard, commercial hardware, spectrum allocations or any real understanding of how much future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology will cost to roll-out. But Ovum still appear confident that there will be 24 million 5G subscriptions worldwide at the end of 2021.


24th June, 2016 - 11:24 am (7 Comments)

It’s impossible to escape today’s big news, which is that the United Kingdom has voted by a tiny margin to leave the European Union. The immediate impact upon UK Internet and broadband policy will be mild, but some areas may be hit harder than others and the future beyond 2018/9 is particularly uncertain.


21st June, 2016 - 3:54 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE reports that Internet video streaming traffic over their 3G and 4G network surged during yesterday’s UEFA Euro 2016 football matches, which kicked off at 8pm and saw two games featuring UK teams; both played during the same 2 hour window (England v Slovakia and Wales v Russia).

uk internet statistics

21st June, 2016 - 1:44 am (9 Comments)

Does the location of your Internet provider’s call centre matter? The latest web-based survey of 1,155 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that a third (34.6%) would rate the quality of their ISP’s call centre as “Poor” and 82.6% are discouraged from choosing a provider if they know that its call centre is based overseas.

internet download and upload speed arrows

18th June, 2016 - 1:12 am (8 Comments)

The first half of 2016 has seen average broadband speeds rise as consumers increasingly switch to faster services, with Virgin Media delivering the fastest average broadband download speeds and Zen Internet coming top for uploads. Meanwhile EE remains the king for Mobile Broadband.


16th June, 2016 - 5:24 pm (9 Comments)

The UEFA Euro 2016 football match between England and Wales this afternoon, which kicked off at 2pm and occurred during working hours, triggered a 2 hour long surge of Internet traffic as office staff moved to keep a sly eye on proceedings by using video streaming services like iPlayer (BBC).

broadband internet speed speedometer

15th June, 2016 - 2:33 pm (2 Comments)

An interesting study from researches at King’s College London, which examined 1.9 billion UK sessions of BBC iPlayer video streaming by 32 million monthly users between May 2013 and January 2014, has suggested that people in the UK who suffer from slow broadband speeds will also spend less time online.

fibre optic cable 4 fiberevolution.com

13th June, 2016 - 4:59 pm (0 Comments)

A new online survey of 2,000 Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU) residents in the U.S. and Canada, which was conducted by RVA LLC on behalf of the FTTH Council Americas, has claimed that apartments with pure fibre optic FTTH broadband suffered fewer service woes and attracted a higher value.

cable theft and damage uk police

10th June, 2016 - 8:58 am (4 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 500 businesses in the United Kingdom, which was commissioned by an ISP called Beaming, has claimed that 3.9 million enterprises (72% of businesses) suffered “up to” 8 Internet outages and 43 hours of downtime each during 2015 and they could have lost productivity worth an estimated £12.3 billion.


8th June, 2016 - 9:07 am (9 Comments)

Cisco has today published its 11th annual 2016 Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast, which predicts that world Internet traffic will grow from 72,521 PetaBytes per month in 2015 to 194,374 PB in 2020. Meanwhile average fixed broadband speeds in the UK will double from 24.7Mbps in 2015 to 51.3Mbps in 2020 (roughly level with the global average).


8th June, 2016 - 1:02 am (34 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme has published its latest Q1 2016 take-up data for their roll-out of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which confirms that almost all local authorities have now passed the 20% threshold for clawback.

copper telecoms and broadband cable scrap

7th June, 2016 - 1:00 pm (6 Comments)

The latest quarterly update from the Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator (OTA) has revealed that the era of traditional pure copper line based Local Loop Unbundling (LLU), which gives rivals greater control over part of BT’s UK telecoms infrastructure, may be entering into a slow decline.

office for national statistics UK

20th May, 2016 - 2:14 pm (4 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics has released its Internet Access report for Q1 2016, which reveals that just over one in ten adults (10.2% or 5.3 million) had NEVER used the Internet and that’s an improvement from 11.4% in 2015 or 13% in 2013. But issues of disability and age remain key barriers.

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