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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.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

26th May, 2017 (2 Comments)

A new update from Point Topic has summarised the latest data from ISPs in the United Kingdom, which found that faster Cable (DOCSIS) and “fibre” (FTTC/P/H/B) based broadband lines have finally overtaken older / slower pure copper Digital Subscriber Line (e.g. ADSL) services.

world network and broadband connections

10th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has revealed that residential consumers in the United Kingdom pay an average of $0.34 (USD PPP) per Mbps (Megabit) of fixed line broadband bandwidth, which compares with a global average of $0.85 and just $0.05 in the cheapest country of Singapore.

router with fibre optic cables on top

26th January, 2017 (0 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has revealed that the total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.25% during Q3 2016 and now stands at 822.7 Million (up from 745m one year earlier), with the majority of growth being fuelled by pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) connectivity.

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2nd December, 2016 (17 Comments)

How much Mobile Broadband data does your 4G mobile plan include and is it too expensive? A new report from Point Topic has revealed significant variations in 4G pricing and data caps across Europe, with UK consumers appearing to exist in one of the more expensive markets.

fibre optic broadband cables

22nd November, 2016 (34 Comments)

A new Vodafone commissioned study from Point Topic has predicted that only 6.5% of UK households can expect to be covered by Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable FTTP/H fibre optic broadband cables by 2020, but other data from Point Topic forecasts a figure of 9.4% when business premises are included.

fibre_optic_green_cable_collection

30th August, 2016 (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.

business broadband connection voucher uk

2nd August, 2016 (3 Comments)

A new study has claimed that the Government’s defunct Connection Voucher scheme, which gifted grants worth up to £3,000 to help smaller UK businesses get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service installed, has boosted the economy in Greater London by £3bn and will help to create 32,824 new jobs.

world internet connectivity

18th April, 2016 (0 Comments)

The total number of world broadband subscriptions reached 751.2 million at the end of last year, which is a quarterly Q4 2015 growth of around +1.31% (down from +1.4% in Q3 2015) and there are now more FTTH users worldwide than those using cable (e.g. Virgin Media) technologies.

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20th January, 2016 (12 Comments)

Point Topic has updated their Digital Deprivation Index that attempts to identify which parts of the UK are most likely to struggle with the take-up of superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services, often due to issues such as low income or disability. Sadly West Somerset and Hull come top of the table.

router with fibre optic cables on top

13th January, 2016 (0 Comments)

The latest statistics from Point Topic reveal that the total number of world fixed broadband subscriptions reached approximately 738 million in Q3 2015, with the vast majority of growth being driven by fibre optic (FTTH/C/P) based technologies; albeit mostly in parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

fibre_optic_world_globe

9th December, 2015 (7 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic suggests that consumer and business uptake of Gigabit (1000Mbps+) class broadband connections, which are often delivered via pure fibre optic lines (FTTH/P), is on the rise. But uncertainty still exists around the ultimate demand for such services, particularly symmetric in the residential market.

fibre_optic_blue_explosion

16th October, 2015 (0 Comments)

New data reveals that the world is now home to a total of 700 million broadband Internet lines (Q2 2015) and the dominance of pure copper line (ADSL) connections has now been replaced by significantly faster fibre optic (FTTH/P) and hybrid fibre (FTTC/x) services. But the regional picture is mixed.

fibre optic green cable flay

14th September, 2015 (1 Comment)

The latest information on the availability of true ultrafast fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P/B) services, most of which are capable of delivering Gigabit class speeds (1000Mbps), has estimated that some 351,642 premises in the United Kingdom are now within reach of such a service (up from 251,522 last year).

new home construction

30th April, 2015 (2 Comments)

One the United Kingdom’s largest property websites, Zoopla (PrimeLocation), has today snapped up the uSwitch price comparison site for £160 million in a move that could result in home buyers being given more information about local broadband performance.

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

14th April, 2015 (3 Comments)

The latest Point Topic statistics reveal that the total number of world fixed broadband subscriptions reached 714 million at the end of last year, although the level of growth has continued to decline for three consecutive quarters. A huge surge in the uptake of ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) lines has been the only real positive.

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