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20th October, 2014 (6 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic and Adroit Economics has suggested that SME businesses could benefit to the tune of 40bn Euros (£32bn+ Gross Value Added) by 2020 thanks to the roll-out of “superfast broadband” services, with firms in the United Kingdom predicted to be one of the top three performers with GVA of 6bn+ Euros (£4.75bn+). But before too long businesses may be asking for 250Mbps+.

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10th September, 2014 (13 Comments)

The latest information on superfast broadband availability has revealed that, at the end of June 2014, some 87.9% of premises in the United Kingdom were in areas that are listed as offering services via a Next Generation Access (NGA) network and some 251,522 (premises passed) were potentially within reach of a true ultrafast (100Mbps+) fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) connection.

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29th July, 2014 (6 Comments)

The United Kingdom has one of the world’s most aggressively competitive broadband ISP markets and a new report from Point Topic helps to put this into some context by showing how we compare with other major countries and the variance of our tariffs. In terms of entry-level tariffs, we are ranked 7th in the world, albeit behind some odd front runners including Sudan, India and Belarus etc.

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3rd July, 2014 (10 Comments)

The latest Q1-2014 global broadband report from UK telecoms analyst Point Topic has revealed that the world is now home to 690.1 million fixed line broadband subscribers (+1.9% in the quarter), which is up from +0.4% recorded at the end of 2013. It’s also the first quarter where the market share for older copper line broadband connections (e.g. ADSL, SDSL) has dipped below 50%.

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26th June, 2014 (67 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has uploaded an interesting new map of the United Kingdom, which highlights the location of 570 telephone exchanges that aren’t on any of the current lists from BT for their superfast broadband (FTTC/P) roll-out (commercially or via the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme).

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11th June, 2014 (0 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has revealed that there were an estimated 22,782,100 active fixed line broadband subscribers in the United Kingdom at the end of 2013 (including from smaller altnets), which includes 5,615,780 superfast broadband (25Mbps+) / NGA users (24.6% of the total). But as expected, Virgin Media and BT continue to dominate.

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10th June, 2014 (7 Comments)

A new take-up map for superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connections in the United Kingdom has caused Point Topic to complain that millions of consumers are still “waiting for something to buy” because Internet content developers still haven’t come up with a “killer app” to take advantage of the service.

9th April, 2014 (0 Comments)

The world became home to a total of 678.6 million broadband lines at the end of 2013 (up by around 1.5% in the final quarter vs 1.8% in Q3), which is being driven by continued growth in the uptake of Next Generation Access (NGA) style superfast fibre optic (FTTH/P) and hybrid fibre (FTTC) connections.

12th March, 2014 (4 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic has claimed that superfast broadband (30Mbps+) coverage in the United Kingdom increased by 4.9% during 2013, reaching a total coverage of 75.2% (20.4 million homes) during the beginning of 2014. Ofcom has also published their European Broadband Scorecard, which puts the UK ahead of the other “major” EU states.

25th February, 2014 (8 Comments)

The popular online property sales database, RightMove, has confirmed that their service for displaying the “typical” broadband ISP speeds at each of the 1 million+ homes listed on its website in the United Kingdom has now left the trial phase and become a permanent feature.

4th February, 2014 (9 Comments)

The physical availability of a superfast broadband (25-30Mbps+) ISP network is not the only barrier to adoption and a new map of England, which was put together by telecoms analysts at Point Topic, attempts to identify where there is the highest risk of related “digital deprivation“.

20th December, 2013 (0 Comments)

The total number of global broadband subscribers in Q3-2013 has grown by 1.8% in the quarter to reach 670 Million (up from just 0.7% added in Q2). But the data also reveals that the UK has a 132.1% annual growth rate for fibre optic based broadband (FTTC/P/H etc.) and that puts us top of the table.

9th December, 2013 (0 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has slashed its prediction, which originally forecast that the United Kingdom would be home to just under 26m broadband lines at the end of 2016, by “almost” 8% to 23.88m due to the strain on disposable incomes and delays to the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) deployment of BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network.

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9th December, 2013 (9 Comments)

London-based broadband analyst firm Point Topic has told ISPreview.co.uk, as part of our exclusive interview, that hybrid fibre optic (FTTC, DOCSIS etc.) services are the best way of getting affordable superfast Internet access to 95% of the country by 2017 and that smaller (altnets) ISPs should play a “major role” in connecting the final 5%.

27th November, 2013 (40 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has quietly published an updated annual report into the coverage of superfast broadband (Next Generation Access) services around the EU, which shows that good progress is being made in most areas towards achieving the Digital Agenda goals (e.g. 30Mbps+ for all by 2020) but some countries are dragging their feet.

31st October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The latest Q3-2013 analysis of global broadband tariffs has found that the cost of slower copper based (ADSL) broadband ISP services has increased in Western Europe. Meanwhile the Megabit price of superfast fibre optic and cable (FTTH, FTTC, DOCSIS3 etc.) based technologies has become even cheaper.

28th October, 2013 (15 Comments)

The latest information on coverage of true fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P/B) connections in the United Kingdom suggests that the market hasn’t moved much since the end of 2012. The latest count for June 2013 records a total of 186,500 premises have now been passed by the ultrafast (100Mbps+) connection method.

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