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25th March, 2020 (10 Comments)

Internet speed testing giant Ookla (Speedtest.net) has updated a report that looks at the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on global broadband speeds, which largely confirms that the impact on service performance has, so far, only been very mild and traffic in the UK remains some of the most stable.

24th March, 2020 (13 Comments)

Yesterday was an important day for broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom because it was the first working Monday after the mass closure of schools, which has concentrated the demands of both home (remote) working and family internet traffic on to residential connectivity. But as expected the day was busy, albeit uneventful.

11th March, 2020 (6 Comments)

Last night’s release of the new ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ video game, which came in at a hefty 83-101GB (GigaBytes) in size, caused traffic at a number of UK broadband ISPs to surge and resulted in the London Internet Exchange (LINX) reporting a new “all time high” of 4.73Tbps (Terabits per second) on their switches.

10th March, 2020 (3 Comments)

The FTTHCouncil Europe has today announced that their annual conference on full fibre broadband connectivity, which was this year due to be held between 21st and 23rd April 2020 in Berlin (Germany), has been significantly delayed to the end of the year as a result of rising concern over the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19.

9th March, 2020 (3 Comments)

RootMetrics has published the results from their biannual H2 2019 study of mobile broadband (3G and 4G) speeds across 16 of the United Kingdom’s most populated cities, which found that people in Birmingham received the fastest aggregate median download speeds of 28.9Mbps. Sadly last place Newcastle only scored 20.1Mbps.

4th March, 2020 (10 Comments)

Crowdsourced data analysis firm Tutela has noted that older 3G based mobile networks may not make the most efficient use of radio spectrum, although their data shows that there are still plenty of occasions where they can still end up delivering faster internet speeds than superior 4G networks.

3rd March, 2020 (16 Comments)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has found that 9 OECD countries out of 37 in total now have high-speed “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband making up 50% or more of their fixed internet connections, although sadly the UK is near the bottom of this table. But we’re growing fast.

29th February, 2020 (25 Comments)

The latest independent modelling of “gigabit” (1000Mbps+ / 1Gbps+) capable broadband technologies and coverage has revealed that related ISP networks are now available to 14.32% of UK homes and businesses (4.3 million premises), which compares with 12.40% for “full fibre” (FTTP) networks (3.7m).

25th February, 2020 (31 Comments)

The latest independent H2 2019 analysis of broadband coverage among UK new build homes has indicated that 83% of houses constructed last year were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network (up from 73% in 2018), which rises to 96% for 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” services (up from 95% last year).

25th February, 2020 (10 Comments)

New research from the Internet Association, which was prepared by Public First, has claimed that the UK Government’s ambition to achieve universal coverage of “gigabit-capable broadband” (1Gbps+) ISP networks by 2025 could produce an economic boost equivalent to £217 per person per year or 0.7% of GDP (£13bn total).

20th February, 2020 (38 Comments)

A new study from Uswitch.com, which is based on an Opinium survey of 2,000 adults (conducted in October 2019), has claimed that 71% of UK households (19.6 million) have experienced speed-related issues with their broadband ISP service, which is despite “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) lines being available to c.96% of premises.

15th February, 2020 (4 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has today published yet another “Loyalty Penalty” focused survey of 7,517 members, which claims that 68% of current broadband ISP deals from the big operators see UK customers being hit with significant price hikes when their contract ends (some prices jumped by as much as 89%).

13th February, 2020 (22 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has published their Q4 2019 results, which reveals that their “gigabit capable” broadband and TV network was extended to another 154,000 premises in the quarter (up from 119K in Q3) and their total broadband base now stands at 5,271,000 (up by 1.9K in Q4 vs 2.4K in Q3).

10th February, 2020 (11 Comments)

Low cost UK broadband ISP TalkTalk has informed ISPreview.co.uk that online video games are increasingly producing significant surges in internet data traffic on their network. Indeed they’re braced for another “massive spike” tomorrow with the release of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 2 update (v1.14).

5th February, 2020 (8 Comments)

City focused full fibre broadband ISP Hyperoptic has conducted a new survey of 228 housing professionals and 2,000 UK homeowners or renters, which unsurprisingly reveals that most respondents now consider good broadband connectivity to be the “4th utility” alongside water, gas and electricity.

4th February, 2020 (1 Comment)

Ofcom’s latest annual ‘Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes‘ report has found that 9 out of 10 parents who use the network-level internet content filters provided by big UK broadband ISPs find them beneficial, but many still don’t use them and a fair few children can circumvent these systems.

3rd February, 2020 (7 Comments)

Global Wireless Solutions has published the results of their latest “extensive national” study into mobile network (4G etc.) performance across 36 cities, which is one of the few to name O2 as the overall “most reliable network” (followed by EE, Vodafone and Three UK). But it’s not just a question of mobile broadband speed.

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