Research and Markets: United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Insights, Statistics and Forecasts - 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Insights, Statistics and Forecasts" report to their offering.

The UK's broadband infrastructure is characterised by excellent cross-platform competition, with comprehensive DSL complemented by cable networks which reach about half of all households. The DSL network has been upgraded during the last few years as a result of BT's migration to its new 21CN. Virgin Media has emerged as the best provider in terms of realised speeds - the company has rolled out a 120Mb/s service across much of its footprint, with a programme during 2012 to double broadband speeds to customers. In addition, BT's FttC/VDSL service should cover 66% of the population by 2015.

The market remains fiercely competitive as a result of regulatory measures to provide competitor access to BT's exchanges, while similar measures have been undertaken to ensure equal access on fibre networks. Broadband has also been characterised by falling prices and by a gradual increase in average data speeds. This report profiles the overall UK broadband market, covering broadband technologies and including the latest statistics, an update on recent commercial initiatives, an assessment of Next Generation Access, and forecasts to 2020.

Key developments:

  • Virgin Media trials the world's fastest cable broadband, at 1.5Gb/s, 100Mb/s service extended to ten million households
  • Government allocates £363 million for regional broadband schemes
  • Fujitsu, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Cisco announce plans for open-access FttH platform to five million homes
  • Virgin Media's 100Mb/s platform reaches a quarter of all UK homes
  • Superfast broadband accounting for almost 7% of all broadband lines
  • BT to extend ADSL2+ to 90% of premises by mid-2013, doubles FttC download to 80Mb/s
  • BT launches commercial FttH platform
  • Community fibre deployment gaining traction
  • Rutland Telecom plans for county-wide FttH platform
  • Fujitsu connects first customers to its FttH network
  • BT to develop 300Mb/s service in 2012
  • Regular's market data to end-2011
  • Telcos' operating and financial data to June 2012
  • Market developments to mid-2012

Companies covered in this report include:

  • Virgin Media
  • BT
  • Kcom
  • Orange
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • BSkyB
  • O2

Key Topics Covered:

1. Synopsis

2. Overview

3. Cable modems

4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)

5. Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks

6. Broadband Powerline (BPL)

7. Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2012; 2020

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Sector: Broadband

Source: Research and Markets