Broadband and the services it supports has become part of life in the UK.  It is more important than ever to provide your customers, constituents and stakeholders with access to more bandwidth then ever before.  Demand is crystallising, suppliers are investing and there’s more opportunity to augment local supply.  Local Authorities across the UK successfully use our data already, ThinkPoint provides your window onto that data.

The latest collaboration between Point Topic and thinkbroadband has resulted in a new product set, ThinkPoint.  Two of the most respected industry analysts and data specialists offer the most complete, up to date, granular and accurate representation of where broadband is today, from who, provided how and what the current and future picture of supply and adoption is.

We are now able to offer more data, with more granularity and the most up to date view of broadband in the UK from postcode to national level. Our data and analysis are available from single fields at a local level through to the complete national picture.

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Where is it now? 

The most up to date look available on the market. We bring our experience, depth of research and well established and proven process for pinpointing the broadband deployments across the UK today.

With several million speed tests across the majority of the UK postcodes extending over more than a decade we have established the current and legacy footprints of the suppliers, technologies and bandwidths that all you to quickly access the information/data/input you need.

We keep up to date with a rolling research programme at Point Topic and thinkbroadband with extensive industry contacts, desk research and regular inputs from the operators themselves. We have a proven track record an industry presence and access to some of the most experienced analysts in the field.

More footprints from more suppliers with regular updates and supporting projects that allow us to track Virgin Media, BT, CityFibre and the rest of the network operators in the UK today. With increasing amounts being invested in full fibre in particular, the motivation to plan deployments while avoiding overbuild and maximising returns has increased. In a market where there are more players than ever before it is increasingly important to understand what the competitive environment is at all levels including current and expected take-up rates as well as the players in place and those on the way.


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Where will it be? 

Forecasts to 2025 based on the most complete datasets available. 

Our forecasting models have been developed and refined over a decade. Historical time series enable us to examine in detail what has gone before and understand the outcomes. More than twenty years worth of subscriber, tariff and geographic data support our models and analysis so that you can base your decisions on the best and most up to date information available.

Our data and analysis is in use across the industry. We have provided the forecasts and rationale for the deployment decisions and competitive reactions of multiple operators. In combination with thinkbroadband and their daily updates on presence and tariffs we are able to compare, adjust and confirm our projections quickly using the most up to date information in the market. We use a combination of techniques to forecast the availability as well as take-up of fixed broadband services by location, operator and technology. At the heart of our take-up modelling is the ‘Gompertz curve’. Our global coverage and longitudinal datasets allow us to incorporate analysis from around the world to inform our understanding of the UK.


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The latest output from ThinkPoint, the new joint product from Point Topic and thinkbroadband, includes a first look, in detail, at and FTTP deployments from Openreach.The networks are expanding rapidly as competition in the ultrafast sector hots up. The increasing number of operators in the market, some retail, some wholesale but all keen to establish their own footprints and monetise their assets.

This applies across sectors and across the country as governments, national and local, struggle to keep up with the rapidly evolving picture of supply, demand and societal impact.

The combination of data from ThinkPoint also allows us to establish the cable footprint with a high degree of accuracy. We track tests and ongoing work to help you understand the spread of the DOCSIS networks and the potential impact of Project Lightning.

The data on where broadband is, in all it’s forms and flavours, where it will be and most crucially where it was, in detail, allows us access to the best training datasets in the industry for our models.

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The LA Story – helping local governments support their stakeholders

Point Topic and thinkbroadband have a long track record of providing data, analysis and support to a range of clients. One sector that is particularly active today is national and local government.

As broadband transitions to a utility and USO implementation in the UK approaches there is a strong drive to provide access and drive take-up for residential and business premises and services enabled by the bandwidth made available.

Our understanding of historical projects, broadband supply and the tools available to support the spread of broadband is available to you in comprehensive form and granular detail.

We supply and support:

  • Detailed current, historical and forecast data for your area – benchmark and plan
  • Broadband take-up and tier/tariff/operator adoption – what’s good and what’s bad and where
  • Tools and modelling for detailed business cases with a proven track record of securing funding with input from Adroit Economics.

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Prices and request a quote

If you work in broadband in the UK you have to have these inputs.

Analysis and broadband availability and take-up by operator, bandwidth, technology.

from £2,000 up to £50,000


Forecast data and broadband analysis by operator, bandwidth, technology.

from £2,000 up to £15,000


Combination of detailed current and historical analysis and forecasts.

from £2,000 up to £60,000


Modelling for detailed business cases in your area to secure funding.

up to £10,000













Please telephone 020 3301 3303 or e-mail [email protected] for more information or click the button below to request a quote.

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