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Autumn Statement real boost for UK business broadband

November 23, 2016   |   Oliver Johnson

Press release – 23rd November 2016

The Chancellor’s announcement of a public funding injection for broadband into the new Digital Investment Fund is a fantastic opportunity for local and combined authorities, as well as local enterprise partnerships, to take the initiative and encourage faster broadband for the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), potentially benefiting the economy to the tune of £372 billion.

“The focus on the smaller players and gigabit supply is very welcome. The gaps in expected …

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US reports nationwide fixed broadband subscriber decline

October 26, 2016   |   S P

According to the latest data from Point Topic the US has suffered a net drop in fixed broadband subscribers.

Data to the end of the second quarter 2016 shows a decline of nearly 200,000 fixed broadband subscribers and a negative quarterly growth rate of -0.2%. In contrast China added 7.6 million fixed broadband customers and grew by over 3% in the same period. Other major broadband markets also saw a healthy growth (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Net Adds in fixed

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Faster broadband brings £3 billion boost to London SMEs

August 2, 2016   |   Oliver Johnson

Point Topic has created an infographic that illustrates the highlights of the GLA’s superfast broadband voucher scheme.
Download it here.

Watch the video of CEO Oliver Johnson discussing the impact of bandwidth on business in 2016 and sharing some of the most interesting findings of the business surveys conducted in partnership with Adroit Economics, The Fifth Sector and Manchester University:

 

The use of faster broadband by London’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) taking up the Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher …

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NAB 2016 – Oliver Johnson’s Overview of the week

May 3, 2016   |   Parule

National Association of Broadcasters, Las Vegas April 2016

An entertaining week in Las Vegas at the invitation of the Satellite Industry Group

The inaugural set of satellite specific sessions took place at NAB last week.  Despite being core to the broadcast industry in the US, and worldwide, since the beginning the satellite industry hasn’t traditionally had a presence at the show for the conference segment.

The inaugural sessions focused in particular on the data and broadband elements of broad (and …

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Oliver Johnson speaking at NAB 2016

April 21, 2016   |   Parule

                          

POINT TOPIC – OLIVER JOHNSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, TO SPEAK ON 1ST SATELLITE BROADBAND PANEL AT NAB SHOW TUESDAY APRIL 19TH 2016

By the end of 2015 fixed broadband passed 750 million lines worldwide that is three quarters of a billion lines and this number is still growing.

“Broadband growth continues to be strong.  Even as one technology starts to falter and tail off another starts to take off.  The one constant is the demand for bandwidth and the …

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