60% of UK customers to have access to high-speed broadband by 2016

01 December 2011 |

Point Topic predicts that there will be over 10.5 million superfast broadband lines in Britain within the next five years, a rise of 4.6 million cable broadband connections.

Over half of the nation is expected to have access to speeds of 30 megabits or more by the end of 2016

Despite a late entrance in this market BT is already running slightly ahead of Point Topic’s predictions. The company announced that it plans to bring forward its FTTC roll-out by a full year. BT aims to provide two thirds of UK home and business users with superfast broadband by the end of 2014.

Point Topic’s forecasts predict that not only will superfast broadband become widely available, it will also be taken up by users in commercially attractive numbers

"We do believe that the demand for bandwidth will continue rising steadily just as it has done for the past 15 years," said Tim Johnson, chief analyst at Point Topic.