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13th October, 2020 (1 Comment)

A new report from Point Topic and the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has revealed that over £1.76bn worth of private funding, related to the alternative gigabit broadband sector, was announced during 2019 until September 2020 and that brings the total so far to £7.66bn.

16th September, 2020 (12 Comments)

Research from the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has claimed that 88.7% of the UK’s challenger alternative broadband network (AltNet) providers would support the creation of a common platform, through which they could provide wholesale services to third-party providers.

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2nd September, 2020 (5 Comments)

The latest report from Point Topic has revealed some big variations in 4G and 5G (Mobile Broadband) based data pricing and usage allowances across Europe, with consumers in the United Kingdom generally placing about mid-table. But other countries seem to offer faster mobile speeds.

16th July, 2020 (0 Comments)

New research from Point Topic has found that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by just 1.25% (13.9 million) in Q1 2020 to total 1.13 billion, but the main impact from COVID-19 won’t be understood until Q2 and Q3. Meanwhile almost every connection technology saw growth, except copper (ADSL etc.) lines that fell -10.3% year-on-year.

18th June, 2020 (4 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has examined some of the different measures of broadband ISP affordability across England and Wales (i.e. how much consumers have to pay to get the cheapest broadband available where they live) by factoring in the broader economic context, such as income and deprivation.

8th April, 2020 (7 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) and Point Topic have today estimated that alternative “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISPs grew their UK coverage by 50% in 2019 (up from 23% last year) and now reach 1,223,168 premises passed. Going forward such providers aspire to cover 15,734,673 by the end of 2025.

24th January, 2020 (2 Comments)

The latest report from Point Topic has revealed that global fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.17% (23.6 million) in Q3 2019 to total 1.112 billion. During the past year copper (ADSL etc.) based lines fell by 7.7% while almost every other technology, particularly FTTH and fixed wireless connectivity, grew.

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23rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report has revealed that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.06% (+21.2 million) during Q1 2019 to total 1.047 billion, while older pure copper line ISP connections continued to decline in the face of a rising onslaught from faster fibre optic based connections.

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29th May, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report from the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) and Point Topic has estimated that alternative “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISPs grew their coverage by 30% in 2018, reaching 1,298,185 UK premises. Related providers are now forecast to reach 3.38m premises by the end of 2020 and 15.96m by 2025.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new report has revealed that 81% of global fixed broadband ISP subscriptions were fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based during Q3 2018, while the total number of connections increased by 25.4 million (+2.6%) in the quarter to deliver a milestone total of 1.008 Billion!

world broadband connectivity

22nd October, 2018 (4 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers has now reached 984 Million (up by +2.53% during Q2 2018), which is up by 87 Million in the past year. Overall around 80% of subscriptions are now fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based, with older copper lines (ADSL) being cast toward the history books.

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12th April, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new report created jointly by the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA), UKWISPA and Point Topic has estimated that alternative network ISPs had expanded the reach of FTTP/H/B based “full fibre” ultrafast broadband networks to 998,500 premises at the end of 2017.

united kingdom broadband connectivity

13th March, 2018 (4 Comments)

A new study of broadband ISP growth has confirmed the unsurprising news that the UK is in a slowdown. The market is now home to a total of 26,265,000 lines but only 203800 were added in Q4 2017, which compares with 241900 in Q4 2016, 255200 in Q4 2015 and 339400 three years ago.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.38% in Q3 2017 and now stands at 913.3 Million (up by nearly 70 million over the past year). Meanwhile the number of copper lines (ADSL etc.) fell by 6.3% over the past year and “full fibre” FTTH/P connections increased by 30.4%.

18th September, 2017 (12 Comments)

The roll-out of “ultrafast” fibre optic broadband services using Gigabit capable FTTH/P/B technologies is continuing to ramp up in 2017, with our latest annual estimate of total premises passed across the United Kingdom reaching 1,084,500 (up from 780k in 2016) and this is set to surge.

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6th September, 2017 (7 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has revealed significant variations in 4G based (Mobile Broadband) pricing and usage caps across Europe, with consumers in the United Kingdom paying less for their monthly tariffs but often receiving fairly meagre data allowances in return.

world internet connectivity

12th July, 2017 (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.

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