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2nd Quarter Broadband Factsheet available

The ever popular broadband factsheet has had its latest quarterly edition published and is available along with an archive of the old copies if you are ever chasing some historical figures.

Broadband Factsheet Q2/2013

This is likely to be the last time that figures for O2 Home Broadband are available before the absorption into Sky. The task facing the 40+ BDUK projects is clearly illustrated in our rural versus urban page which shows that while the headlines talk of the BDUK project as being a rural broadband project, the reality is that many of the areas will be semi-urban.

Now we have started working on the next quarter's factsheet, we will be recalculating our projection for the average speed in the UK in 2015 because of the projections available via the National Audit Office on completion dates for the projects.


Do the figures for BT include Plusnet?

  • jelv
  • over 7 years ago

90% sure they do, BT Group does not split PlusNet out in the results and believe they are in the BT Retail figures

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 7 years ago

Interesting that you think Virgin is likely to double speeds again in the next 2 years (120meg aside). Any basis for this other than what the technology is capable of?

  • Kushan
  • over 7 years ago

Virgin has a long history of doubling its speeds every few years so it seems like a fair guesstimate for them to do it again, especially with DOCSIS3.1 being tested and the earlier mention of a 200Mbps+ service.

  • mobilebb
  • over 7 years ago

The system vigin are using is old and needs serious upgrading before they can even consider doubling more speeds, i have has a near constant issue now since august 2012 and it wont be fixed until 21 august 2013, this coincides with the "upgrade" to 120Mbis, when the rest of the lower packages have been "free" upgraded already, causing my internet to bog down every day.

  • JonasT
  • over 7 years ago

have had* Mbits*

  • JonasT
  • over 7 years ago

Does Virgins double speed come with double traffic management and double packet loss again?

  • Joppy
  • over 7 years ago

On P2, for the predictions for summer 2015: The summary box states 10% FTTP from Openreach and 90% FTTC from Openreach.

Aren't we really expecting 90% coverage by Openreach then (or thereabouts)? So, with the two products being mutually exclusive, it would be 10% FTTP and 80% FTTC, wouldn't it?

Or are you predicting that the 10% FTTP is really FTTPoD, which overlaps with the FTTC coverage?

  • WWWombat
  • over 7 years ago

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