Sunday, 23 September 2018

TechUK: UK broadband customers get a lot of gigabytes for their buck

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Wednesday 16 May 18

In the run up to Connected Britain 2018, Total Telecom met with Jacqueline de Rojas, president of TechUK, to discuss the evolution of connectivity in the UK

What trends are you noticing in Britain’s broadband sector at the moment? The retail broadband market in the UK remains highly competitive. This means that UK consumers continue to get better value for money broadband than those in many other countries, evidenced by BT and Vodafone competing fiercely on bundled fixed and mobile broadband, and the competition between mobile operators over data capacity. We get a lot of gigabytes for our buck but average revenue per user for operators is plateauing. This in turn is reduces the incentives to invest in superfast broadband and the margins are far more attractive in markets outside the UK Increasing average downlink speed and data volume increasingly challenges mobile broadband’s ability to compete with fixed broadband. Over the medium-long term, this trend will play to the strengths of fibre; however, for now, other than for business and academic use, online use is overwhelmingly via Wi-Fi which, with today&rsquo…

What trends are you noticing in Britain’s broadband sector at the moment? The retail broadband market in the UK remains highly competitive. This means that UK consumers continue to get better value for money broadband than those in many other countries, evidenced by BT and Vodafone competing fiercely on bundled fixed and mobile broadband, and the competition between mobile operators over data capacity. We get a lot of gigabytes for our buck but average revenue per user for operators is plateauing. This in turn is reduces the incentives to invest in superfast broadband and the margins are far more attractive in markets outside the UK Increasing average downlink speed and data volume increasingly challenges mobile broadband’s ability to compete with fixed broadband. Over the medium-long term, this trend will play to the strengths of fibre; however, for now, other than for business and academic use, online use is overwhelmingly via Wi-Fi which, with today&rsquo…

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