Point Topic’s UK Broadband Mapping service gives you a precise and detailed geographical view of broadband availability and take-up in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We can tell you which operators are providing a service in any given area, what the download speeds are, how many people/households/businesses are located in that area and how many of them are subscribing to a broadband service. This information can be produced by any desired geography from government region or local authority level down to postcode level.

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What does a licence include?

Depending on which option you choose, you will receive up to four separate databases over the course of your 12 month licence – two databases for broadband take-up and two databases for broadband availability. Databases are produced in CSV format for maximum compatibility with other mapping databases and GIS software. New databases are generated every six months.

UK Broadband Mapping outputs include:

  • Take-up and availability data for each of 1.7m unit postcodes and 220,000 census output areas
  • Full demographics for all areas including population, number or households and businesses
  • Availability by operator (BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Sky etc.)
  • Availability by technology (DSL, VDSL, Cable and FTTP)
  • Maximum and average download speeds
  • Take-up by technology with residential/business splits
  • Take-up by operator (BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Sky etc.)
  • Forecasted availability of superfast services up to 2017

All Point Topic licences include free telephone and e-mail support during UK office hours for the duration of your licence.

Take-up and availability samples and field lists

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Where does the information come from?

Information is mined from many different sources to produce the UK Broadband Mapping data. We start with a location map of the UK’s 1.7m unit postcodes and combine it with data from the Office of National Statistics, the Valuation Office Agency, Ofcom, telephone exchange location data from BT, Virgin Media footprint estimates, take-up numbers from the broadband operators, speed test data and bespoke research on more than 140 regional NGA projects. All of this information is combined with additional research and data modelling from Point Topic’s analysts who have been mapping UK broadband since 2004.

UK Broadband Mapping methodology

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Who uses UK Broadband Mapping and why?

Our clients include national broadband operators, alt-net service providers, local authorities, companies who deliver their software and services over the internet, industry consultants and other companies with an investment interest in broadband. Our data has a variety of applications:

  • Broadband operators can track the progress of their competitors in any given location
  • Broadband operators can locate untapped markets for high-speed broadband services
  • Companies providing bandwidth-dependent software and services can locate new markets for their products
  • Local authorities can identify poorly served areas within their boundaries or benchmark performance against neighbouring areas
  • Property websites and estate agents can identify the service providers and achievable speeds for any advertised home

What our clients say

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Which geography options are available?

Your UK Broadband Mapping databases will be designed according to your specification and can be aggregated to nation, government office region, local authority, telephone exchange area, middle super output area, lower super output area, census output area, post sector or postcode level. All granularity options apply to both take-up and availability data sets. Just tell us which area you would like data for and what level of detail you require and we will send you a quote (usually within 24 hours).

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Prices and request a quote

Licence prices range from £2,000 to £33,000 depending on the size of area covered, the granularity of coverage, whether you require both take-up and availability databases and the number of updates you would like.

Please telephone 020 3301 3303 or e-mail oliver.johnson@point-topic.com for more information or click the button below to request a quote.

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