March 12, 2014 | Oliver Johnson
Three out of every four homes in Britain can now get fixed broadband services at superfast speeds if they choose. Contrary to frequent jibes(1) that the UK is backward in developing next-generation broadband services, this is one of the highest proportions for any major country in Europe.
Superfast or Next-Generation Access (NGA) services are defined as those providing download speeds of 30 megabits per second (Mbps) or more. New research by Point Topic, the broadband analysts, shows that …READ MORE
January 8, 2014 | Oliver Johnson
Oliver Johnson, Point Topic’s CEO, will be chairing day 2 at the Fixed Access Networks Summit from 9-10th April 2014 in Berlin the first event to feature both DSL & FTTH operators discussing the future of fixed access networks.
It’s a timely event. There is more clarity now on how
December 16, 2013 | Oliver Johnson
The number of European homes able to get superfast Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband increased sharply in 2012. The growth was driven mainly by a combination of technologies. These are among the key findings of a new report, produced by Point Topic for the European Commission, and now published as ‘Broadband Coverage in Europe 2012’.
“For the past years, I have stressed on every occasion that increasing Europe’s competitiveness and exiting the crisis is essentially about creating favourable conditions for
December 9, 2013 | Oliver Johnson
The latest broadband forecasts from Point Topic have dropped the expected number of broadband lines in the UK by almost 8% at the end of 2016, from just under 26 million lines to 23.88 million.
“There are two primary reasons. The remaining pool of offline households are proving difficult to convert with disposable income for example struggling to recover but the delay in the BDUK deployment has to take a share of
November 19, 2013 | Oliver Johnson
“Superfast broadband is where the UK is heading and the consumers agree. Virgin Media, BT, Sky and TalkTalk amongst others all show strong results for their higher bandwidth tariffs while those that don’t offer over 25 megabits per second are struggling,” says Oliver Johnson, Chief Executive at Point Topic.
This is against the …READ MORE