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internet download and upload speed arrows

25th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

The first six months of 2018 recorded another rise in average fixed home broadband download speeds to 33.29Mbps (7.82Mbps upload) among the top 10 ISPs, which continues to be fuelled by the rising adoption of faster FTTC, FTTP and Cable lines. Average mobile data speeds also hit 18.87Mbps (5.02Mbps upload).

cityfibre fibre optic cable engineers and bosses

22nd June, 2018 (1 Comment)

Urban focused fibre optic (FTTP/H) network builder Cityfibre has officially removed itself from the London Stock Exchange’s international AIM market for smaller companies, which occurs at the same time as Connect Infrastructure Bidco conclude their £537.8m acquisition of the company.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

21st June, 2018 (4 Comments)

A new crowd-sourced study of Mobile operator performance from Tutela has revealed that people who visit the UK (e.g. tourists) can expect to experience significantly slower Mobile Broadband (4G and 3G) speeds (average 10.25Mbps) than resident customers (18.15Mbps). The slowest operator for both is Three UK.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

20th June, 2018 (3 Comments)

A new uSwitch.com survey of 2,005 UK adults (conducted during March 2018) has found that 38% have in the past noticed unexpected costs on their UK Mobile phone bill, with 17% of those attributing it to a “billing error“. On average, each billing error was estimated to be worth an average of £23 (£63.5m as a total UK cost).

5g mobile broadband

18th June, 2018 (12 Comments)

A new online RootMetrics survey of 1000 mobile customers has found that EE and Three UK have the highest levels of satisfaction with Mobile Broadband speeds (57% and 58% respectively), while O2 is bottom. Overall 79% would be willing to pay “marginally” more for something faster and more reliable (like 5G).

united kingdom binary map broadband telecoms

11th June, 2018 (5 Comments)

A new study from comparison site GoCompare has combined data on broadband ISP speeds with public WiFi and 4G Mobile availability in order to produce a new ranking of 57 cities, which claims to identify both the best and worst connected. London comes top of the table, while Exeter sits right at the bottom.

world broadband internet statistics

11th June, 2018 (1 Comment)

How important is the perceived reputation of a broadband ISP when looking to switch providers? A new ISPreview.co.uk poll of 5,000 readers found 79.7% agreed that their choice could be impacted by reputation, while Sky Broadband and Virgin Media faired best among the largest four players.

optical glass fibre cable threads

4th June, 2018 (20 Comments)

A new “independent” DotEcon study, which was commissioned by BT, has predicted that last year’s agreement to invest an additional £150m of state aid into improving the availability of “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) across Northern Ireland could result in economic, social and environmental benefits worth £1.2bn.

office for national statistics UK

31st May, 2018 (7 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics has today published their latest annual 2018 Internet Access report, which reveals that 8.4% (4.5 million) of UK adults have never used the Internet and that’s down from 9% (4.8 million) last year. Sadly issues of age and disability continue to be the key barriers to adoption.

united kingdom

24th May, 2018 (11 Comments)

The £1.6bn+ state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK programme has published its final progress update for Q1 2018, which confirms that it has so far helped 4,852,808 extra premises across the United Kingdom to be put within reach of a fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

eu_digital_agenda_broadband_network_cost

18th May, 2018 (15 Comments)

The European Commission has publish their 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which uses data from 2017 and 2018 to reveal the United Kingdom’s progress toward the EU’s Digital Agenda goals (e.g. NGA 30Mbps+ broadband for all by 2020). This year we remain ranked 7th out of 28 member states.

slow_as_a_snail_uk_network_connection

18th May, 2018 (25 Comments)

Next week a change in UK advertising guidelines will mean that broadband ISPs need to start promoting “average download speeds” (a MEDIAN measured at peak time 8-10pm) on their public packages (details). But a new study by Which? suggests that some may end up over estimating their averages.

pound coin money new

17th May, 2018 (16 Comments)

A new report from Ofcom on annual pricing trends has found that 80% of UK households purchased bundled services in 2018 (broadband, tv, phone and / or mobile), which is down from 81% last year. But those who remain loyal to their broadband ISP (i.e. staying after the contract is up) will end up paying more.

Vodafone UK 2016

15th May, 2018 (0 Comments)

The latest Q1 2018 (calendar) results from Vodafone UK reveal that their fixed line broadband base grew by +65,000 in the quarter to total 382,000 (up from +39K added in Q4 2017) and their 4G  mobile can now cover 99% of the UK population. Meanwhile the operator’s group CEO, Vittorio Colao, is to be replaced.

computer keyboard and mouse user

10th May, 2018 (0 Comments)

The latest annual Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index 2018 has revealed that the number one reason why people offline are not using the internet is because they have no interest or motivation. Meanwhile problems with poor broadband ISP and mobile connectivity remain in the minority.

bt tower 800pixels

10th May, 2018 (66 Comments)

BT has released their Q1 2018 (calendar) results, which sees them increase FTTP and Mobile infrastructure investment via an annual capex allocation of around £3.7bn (excluding BDUK) and report that 1.56 million UK premises are now covered by their G.fast and FTTP based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+).

ofcom uk home broadband speeds by region 2018 map

9th May, 2018 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has published their annual study of fixed line home broadband ISP speeds across the United Kingdom, which reveals that the average download rate has risen from 36.2Mbps last year to 46.2Mbps now, while uploads hit 6.2Mbps (up from 4.3Mbps). Sadly the gap between urban and rural areas persists.

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