UK crawls up Euro BB league table

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The UK is slowly clawing its way up the league table of European broadband nations after recently overtaking Germany, according to stats from regulator Ofcom.

Its latest quarterly report found that the UK had 7.5 connections per hundred population at the end of June compared to 6.1 in Spain, 6.3 in Italy, 6.4 in Portugal and 6.7 in Germany. However, the UK still trails France (8.3), Sweden (12.1), the Netherlands (15.8) and Denmark (15.6).

The research also found that demand for broadband is still strong, with 50,000 new broadband connections being hooked up every week. As a result, there are more than 5.3m broadband connections in the UK at the moment with punters continuing to sign up to new services prompted by increased availability and falling prices.

Elsewhere, the study found that there's little to separate AOL UK and BT (18 and 17 per cent respectively) as far as being the leading consumer ISP, followed by Wanadoo (formerly Freeserve) on 15 per cent share.

Anyhow, there's sheds more stuff in the Ofcom's quarterly update, which can be found here [pdf].

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