Facts & figures

Internet 2014 2015
Average time spent per month browsing online on PCs or laptops 31 hours 24 minutes
(March 2014)
31 hours 19 minutes (March 2015)
Number of UK fixed residential & SME broadband lines 22.8 million
(end 2013)
23.7 million
(end 2014)
Proportion of adults with broadband in the UK (fixed & mobile) 77% (Q1 2014) 80% (Q1 2015)
Market shares of fixed broadband providers in the UK BT 31%
Virgin Media 20%
TalkTalk 16%
Sky 21%
EE 3%
Others 9%
(End of 2013)
BT 32%
Virgin Media 20%
TalkTalk 14%
Sky 22%
EE 4%
Others 8%
(End of 2014)
Superfast fixed broadband take-up
(excluding leased lines)
23.2% (end 2013) 30.0% (end 2014)
Superfast fixed broadband lines 5.3 million (end of 2013) 7.1million (end of 2014)
Average UK broadband speed 17.8Mbit/s (Nov 2013) 22.8Mbit/s (Nov 2014)
Proportion of online adults who use social networking sites 66% (2013) 72% (2014)
Proportion of people who use their mobile handset to access the internet 57% (Q1 2014) 61% (Q1 2015)

 

TV 2014 2015
Proportion of UK homes with digital TV
(source: BARB Establishment Survey)
95% (Q4 2013) 97% (Q4 2014)
Number of minutes of TV people aged 4+ watch each day 232 minutes/ 3 hours
52 minutes (2013 average)
220 minutes/ 3 hours and 40 minutes (2014 average)

 

Landline/Mobile 2014 2015
Number of UK residential fixed landlines 25 million (end of 2013) 25.5m (end of 2014)
Number of fixed landlines in the UK (including ISDN channels) 33.3 million (end of 2013) 33.2m (end of 2014)
Market shares of fixed line providers in the UK BT 38%
Virgin Media 13%
Others 50%

(end of 2013)
BT 37%
Virgin Media 13%
Others 50%

(end of 2014)
Proportion of adults who personally own/use a mobile phone in the UK 93% (Q1 2014) 93% (Q1 2015)
Proportion of UK adults with a smartphone 61% (Q1 2014) 66% (Q1 2015)
Proportion of adults who live in a mobile-only home 16% (Q1 2014) 15% (Q1 2015)
Number of UK mobile subscriptions (including M2M) 88.4 million (end of 2013) 89.9m (end of 2014)
Number of 4G mobile subscriptions 2.7 million (end of 2013) 23.6 million (end of 2014)
Average number of SMS and MMS sent per person per month 138 (2013) 117 (2014)

 

Radio 2014 2015
Proportion of radio listeners with a DAB radio in their household 48% (Q1 2014) 49% (Q1 2015)
Proportion of listener hours through a digital platform (DAB, online, DTV) 37% (Q1 2014) 40% (Q1 2015)
Number of local radio stations on analogue (excluding community stations) 338 (May 2014) 340 (May 2015)
Number of national radio stations (analogue and DAB) 25 (May 2014) 25 (May 2015)

 

Post 2014 2015
Addressed letter revenue £4.2 billion (2013) £4.3 billion
Addressed letter volume 12.9 billion items (2013) 12.7 billion items (2014)

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