Facts & Figures
Here are all the latest facts and figures about communications in the UK today.
|Number of fixed residential broadband connections in the UK||18.8m (End 2011)|
|Proportion of adults with broadband in the UK (fixed + mobile)||76% (Q1 2012)|
|Proportion of adults with mobile broadband in the UK||13% (Q1 2012)|
|Market shares of fixed broadband providers in the UK||BT 29.3%
Virgin Media 20.2%
|Average broadband speed in the UK||12.0Mbit/s (Nov 2012)|
|Proportion of adults who use social networking sites at home||50% (Q1 2012)|
|Proportion of people who use their mobile handset to access the internet||39% (Q1 2012)|
|Number of mobile broadband (Dongles/PC datacard) subscriptions||5.1m (Q4 2011)|
|Number of residential fixed landlines in the UK||23.9m (End 2011)|
|Number of fixed landlines in the UK (including ISDN channels)||33.2m (End 2011)|
|Market shares of fixed line providers in the UK||BT 36%
Virgin Media 12%
|Proportion of adults who personally own/use a mobile phone in the UK||92% (Q1 2012)|
|Proportion of adults who live in a home that has a mobile phone but no landline phone in the UK||15% (Q1 2012)|
|Number of mobile subscriptions in the UK||81.6m (Q4 2011)|
|Percentage of mobile subscriptions in the UK that are postpaid/contract||49% (Q4 2011)|
|Number of SMS and MMS sent per person per month||200 (Q4 2011)|
|Number of UK homes with digital TV||96.2% (Q1 2012)|
|Number of TVs in the UK||60m (End 2011)|
|Claimed take-up of HD TV service||42% (Q1 2012)|
|Number of minutes of TV people aged 4+ watch each day||242 (2011 average)|
|Proportion of UK homes with Freeview on their main set||37% (Q1 2012)|
|Proportion of households with access to a DAB Digital Radio||42.6% (Q1 2012)|
|Proportion of listener hours through a digital platform (DAB, online, DTV)||29.2% (Q1 2012)|
|Number of local radio stations (excluding community stations)||342 (May 2012)|
|Number of national radio stations (Analogue and DAB)||27 (May 2012)|
|Mail market revenue||£6.7bn (2011)|
|Addressed mail volume||16.6bn items (2011)|
|Approximate number of letters and cards received by residential consumers each week||8.5 (2011 average)|
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