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Ofcom has today published the following reports, which relate to the coverage of UK communications services:

Ofcom has also today launched a new app for smartphones and tablets, allowing people to check their mobile reception and broadband performance. A news release1 is available, summarising today’s publications. Connected Nations : this is the most in-depth look at the state of telecoms and wireless networks in the UK and its nations. As well as the main report, a concise summary2 is also available. Separate reports are available covering England3, Northern Ireland4, Scotland5and Wales6.

Designing a Broadband USO : this report contains Ofcom’s technical advice and recommendations to Government on its plans for a universal broadband service. This is designed to inform the Government’s decisions on aspects of the planned service, such as speed, eligibility, affordability and funding. The final design will be decided by Government, and then implemented by Ofcom. International Communications Market Report 2016 : this annual report examines the take-up, availability, price and usage of communications services in up to 19 of the world’s major countries, including the UK. It has detailed sections covering telecoms, post, radio, TV and internet and online content.

Smartphone Cities : this report compares the 4G mobile network performance of the UK’s four national mobile providers – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.

Testing was carried out in seven cities across the UK – Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Sheffield and Southampton – between July and October 2016.

New app available from today : the Ofcom Mobile and Broadband Checker shows the performance of a user’s mobile reception, as well as their home broadband. If the app finds a problem with either, it will explain possible causes and provide practical troubleshooting advice. The app is free to download and available for both Apple and Android devices from the Apple App Store7 or Google Play8.

It is also available as a web based version9 for desktop and laptop devices.

References

  1. ^ news release (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  2. ^ concise summary (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  3. ^ England (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  4. ^ Northern Ireland (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  5. ^ Scotland (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  6. ^ Wales (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  7. ^ Apple App Store (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  8. ^ Google Play (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  9. ^ web based version (ofcom.cmail19.com)

Connected Nations, Broadband Universal Service, Smartphone Cities and International Communications Market reports

Ofcom has today published the following reports, which relate to the coverage of UK communications services:

Ofcom has also today launched a new app for smartphones and tablets, allowing people to check their mobile reception and broadband performance. A news release1 is available, summarising today’s publications. Connected Nations : this is the most in-depth look at the state of telecoms and wireless networks in the UK and its nations. As well as the main report, a concise summary2 is also available. Separate reports are available covering England3, Northern Ireland4, Scotland5and Wales6.

Designing a Broadband USO : this report contains Ofcom’s technical advice and recommendations to Government on its plans for a universal broadband service. This is designed to inform the Government’s decisions on aspects of the planned service, such as speed, eligibility, affordability and funding. The final design will be decided by Government, and then implemented by Ofcom. International Communications Market Report 2016 : this annual report examines the take-up, availability, price and usage of communications services in up to 19 of the world’s major countries, including the UK. It has detailed sections covering telecoms, post, radio, TV and internet and online content.

Smartphone Cities : this report compares the 4G mobile network performance of the UK’s four national mobile providers – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.

Testing was carried out in seven cities across the UK – Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Sheffield and Southampton – between July and October 2016.

New app available from today : the Ofcom Mobile and Broadband Checker shows the performance of a user’s mobile reception, as well as their home broadband. If the app finds a problem with either, it will explain possible causes and provide practical troubleshooting advice. The app is free to download and available for both Apple and Android devices from the Apple App Store7 or Google Play8.

It is also available as a web based version9 for desktop and laptop devices.

References

  1. ^ news release (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  2. ^ concise summary (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  3. ^ England (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  4. ^ Northern Ireland (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  5. ^ Scotland (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  6. ^ Wales (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  7. ^ Apple App Store (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  8. ^ Google Play (ofcom.cmail19.com)
  9. ^ web based version (ofcom.cmail19.com)