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Superfast takes over in the UK as broadband subscribers grow.

Superfast takes over as broadband subscribers grow;
Demand for higher bandwidths is spreading through the UK and driving take-up of top tier tariffs

Superfast broadband services delivering 30 megabits a second or more now account for 20% of the consumer market in the UK.

“Virgin Media has had the most bandwidth in the market for the longest of the major ISPs. They have seen high end services, over 30 megabits a second, go from ten percent of their subscriber base

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The decline in copper broadband subscriber numbers accelerates in 2013

Point Topic publishes fixed broadband subscriber numbers for Q1 2013

At the end of 2012, broadband analyst firm Point Topic reported that subscriber numbers for copper-based broadband services had fallen for the first time, with 415k subscribers lost in the fourth quarter. New figures reported by Point Topic show that this decline has accelerated in 2013, with 2.77m copper broadband subscribers lost in the first three months of the year.

‘Copper-based’ services include all DSL, ADSL and ADSL2+ subscribers reported …

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Significant effort is still needed to meet Europe’s superfast broadband challenge

Point Topic study contributes to the EC Digital Agenda Scorecard

This week the European Commission updated its Digital Agenda Scoreboard, measuring progress with respect to the targets set out in the Digital Agenda. A new study completed by Point Topic shows that whilst nearly all households in Europe could access basic broadband services at the end of 2012, significant challenges still remain in delivering high-speed broadband to all.

The purpose of the Digital Agenda in Europe is to harness the

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Superfast broadband for Europe should cost less

Providing superfast broadband services to the whole of the European Union could be much less expensive than previously estimated.

This is the key conclusion of a new report from broadband specialists Point Topic.  Earlier estimates suggested the cost could be as high as €270 billion.  Point Topic puts the figure at about €80 billion, with nearly two thirds of that total needed to service the lowest density areas.

One of the main objectives of the European Commission’s “Digital Agenda” programme …

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The DSL king is dead long live the VDSL king

Copper drops and fibre grows as another broadband milestone passes

The last quarter of 2012 saw the global manifestation of a series of local effects as net additions for DSL were negative for the first time.

“The grand old man of broadband, DSL, has reached a global tipping point.  For the first time in the broadband world we’ve seen an overall drop in subscriptions to what has been the dominant technology of the last 15 years,” says Oliver Johnson, CEO

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