UK fixed broadband market continues slowdown in Q4 - Point Topic

Tuesday 13 March 2018 | 21:04 CET | News

The UK fixed broadband market added 203,800 lines in Q4 2017, bringing total connections to just under 26.26 million, according to the latest Point Topic data. This is the lowest 4th-quarter growth for the UK fixed broadband market since Point Topic records began. 

UK household broadband penetration reached 85.4 percent at end-December 2017, up from 84.9 percent at end-Q3 2017 and 82.9 percent a year earlier. DSL lines wholesaled by Openreach fell below the one million mark for the first time, with the total number of active DSL lines falling to just over 11.5 million at end-2017. Active cable modem lines stood at almost 5.11 million at end-2017, up from 4.92 million at end-2016. 

The number of active FTTx lines (FTTP, FTTB, FTTC) grew by almost 7.2 percent in Q4 2017 to reach a year-end total of just above 9.49 million. Overall, superfast broadband lines accounted for 55 percent of the UK broadband base at end-2017 or just over 14.64 million lines. This represents growth of 4.85 percent in Q4 from 13.79 million superfast broadband lines in Q3 2017. 

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