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Brits 'prefer watching TV on laptop' but most still tune in on a TV set

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

Research by Accenture found that the traditional TV set is the screen of choice for only 25% of UK consumers – down from 56% last year. Accenture’s Digital Consumer Survey shows that 33% of...

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A fifth of disabled people are living without the internet

Thursday, March 16th 2017

Ofcom’s Access and Inclusion report found that 79% of disabled consumers have access to the internet, up from 65% in 2014. But that still means a fifth of disabled people cannot get online. By...

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Mobile providers 'at risk of losing customers to Google or Amazon'

Monday, February 27th 2017

Nearly half (44%) of mobile users would leave their provider if a global digital giant offered a comparable deal, according to Accenture. The research also looked at the potential impact of the...

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More airline passengers want decent broadband than an in-flight meal

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

A survey of airline customers found that 92% would like to access on-board connectivity, while 54% would prefer it over in-flight meals. The In-Flight Connectivity Survey, carried out by...

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Train passengers will pay more if it means they can get online

Monday, May 16th 2016

The Mobile Connectivity Research Study, released last week by the Department for Transport (DfT), carried out more than 2,000 interviews with rail travellers between November and January to explore...

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Ofcom outlines plans to speed up UK wi-fi

Friday, May 13th 2016

Ofcom says its proposals will allow larger amounts of data to be carried at faster download speeds, improving the quality of things like streaming and video calls. The regulator’s proposals...

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Our mobiles are overtaking the TV as the device we need the most

Thursday, April 21st 2016

The telecoms regulator’s Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes found that mobile phones have become the 'most-missed' media device. From 2005 to 2014 adults were most likely to say they would miss...

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Mobile operator Three boasts 1,100% boost in data traffic since 2010

Friday, March 18th 2016

The combination of an expanded 4G network and an "engaged customer base" has seen the average data usage per customer grow from 500MB at the end of 2010, to 3.3GB in 2014 and now 5GB, the company...

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Amazon streaming service celebrates record-breaking festive period

Thursday, January 7th 2016

More than three million new members worldwide joined Amazon Prime – which gives them unlimited access to tens of thousands of movies and TV series – during the third week of December...

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Harder to get kids to 'unplug' than to make them do their homework

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Research by charity Action for Children found that nearly a quarter of parents (23%) struggle to get their children to ‘unplug’ and spend time away from their devices. This trumped the number...

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