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Ofcom Reports 17 Gigabytes of Data Usage a Month Per Household in UK

In the most detailed report published till date on Britain's communications network by regulator Ofcom, it has been revealed that the subscribers of fixed broadband at present use 17 gigabytes of data an average a month which is equivalent to 12 hours of BBC iPlayer HD video streaming.

As per reports 14 percent of all residential broadband connections are operating below the speed of 2Mbps. This is the government target which they intend to achieve by 2015.

Super-fast broadband connections, which provide speeds of more than 24 Mbps, have been subscribed in 58 percent of British premises.

Technology Expert at, Ernest Doku said, ‘extraordinary insight into Britain's voracious appetite for online services' reported The Metro (opens in new tab).

"These figures suggest that our broadband lines are fast replacing the airwaves as the primary way we receive TV and radio," Doku also added,

Ofcom's report ranked 200 regions for availability of mobile as well as fixed broadband and mobile coverage, digital radio TV and finally landline networks.

Further, the report also revealed that 73 percent premises in UK have access of 3G coverage of all five 3G networks. On the contrary, only 13 percent of the geographic area is covered by major 3G coverage operators.

Ravi Mandalia

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