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13th October, 2016 - 3:53 pm (66 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has released its latest Q2 2016 take-up data for the state aid supported roll-out of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which shows that many local authorities are seeing 30% adoption of the new service and that will help reinvestment.

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29th September, 2016 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

Akamai has published its Q2-2016 State of the Internet report, which reveals that the United Kingdom’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 15Mbps (up from 14.9Mbps in Q1) vs a global score of 6.1Mbps (down from 6.3Mbps). Sadly the UK’s world rank has once again fallen from 19th to 20th.


28th September, 2016 - 12:24 pm (8 Comments)

Good news, Ofcom’s latest Q2 2016 consumer complaints report finds that the total volume of UK Telecoms (mobile, broadband and phone) and Pay TV complaints has declined. Sadly some ISPs have fared better than others, with BT coming out top of the worst for fixed line home broadband.

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22nd September, 2016 - 12:01 am (3 Comments)

A new report from global business and tax advisory firm EY has warned that 32% of UK consumers see little difference between the bundles offered by broadband ISPs, which risks encouraging a “race to the bottom” where the only perceived differentiator is price.


13th September, 2016 - 10:15 am (1 Comment)

RootMetrics have today published their latest report into the Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance of network operators EE, Three UK, O2 and Vodafone across 16 of the United Kingdom’s primary cities. Overall Liverpool came top of the table, while Hull is still stuck at the bottom.


13th September, 2016 - 1:30 am (7 Comments)

Do you care about the upload performance of your broadband connection? A new online survey of 2,209 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that nearly everybody knows how much Internet upload speed they have (up from 42% in 2014) and 65.4% claim to “NEED” an upload rate of 10-20Mbps+ from their ISP.


10th September, 2016 - 1:18 am (11 Comments)

A new consumer survey of brand experience in the United Kingdom’s telecoms sector has found that Sky (Sky Broadband) and Virgin Media both ranked at or above the sector average (80+ out of 140), while TalkTalk and BT were found languishing at the bottom.


9th September, 2016 - 9:28 am (22 Comments)

The non-profit Scottish Rural Action group has published a new report that points to “serious failings” in Scotland’s existing roll-out of “superfast broadband” services with BT and calls for 5 major policy changes, which they say would establish an “ultrafast” (300Mbps+) model for rural areas.


30th August, 2016 - 1:06 am (9 Comments)

The spread of “ultra-fast” pure fibre optic broadband connections (FTTP/H) across the United Kingdom appears to have accelerated over the past year, with the latest estimate of premises passed delivering a total of 779,006 (up from 351,642 last year) and it’s set to reach around 4 million by 2020.

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25th August, 2016 - 10:10 am (27 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which is supported by £1.6bn of public investment, has released its latest progress update and confirmed that 4,021,047 additional premises can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service and there’s more to come.


18th August, 2016 - 12:01 am (14 Comments)

A new report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is spent correctly, has found that the £410m Digital Scotland roll-out programme with BT has achieved its initial coverage target. But delivering 95% “fibre broadband” coverage by December 2017 “will be more challenging.”


16th August, 2016 - 12:39 pm (89 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has blasted his rivals behind the Fix Britain’s Internet campaign (Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Vodafone) for making “misleading statements” and using “Orwellian tactics” in order to argue that UK broadband services would improve if the operator didn’t control Openreach.


16th August, 2016 - 12:02 am (7 Comments)

Apparently Leicester University might only be ranked 47th for higher education, but they come top for broadband speeds – averaging a download rate of 39.87Mbps in student areas – in a new study of Internet performance conducted on 43 of the United Kingdom’s top 50 universities.

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13th August, 2016 - 8:33 am (5 Comments)

Three UK has announced that indoor mobile coverage on their 4G (LTE) network has increased from 80% in June 2013 to 92% now, which is largely thanks to the boost from their on-going roll-out of the lower frequency 800MHz band. Elsewhere 42 new roaming destinations have also been added.

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