Statistical release calendar 2018

If you wish to discuss or ask about any of these publications, please contact market.research@ofcom.org.uk. This email account will be checked once per day.

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January

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Telecoms and pay-TV complaints publication Q3 2017 19 January 2018 Data showing Ofcom complaint volumes per 100,000 subscribers.

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints data tables Q3 2017 (CSV, 15.9 KB)

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints data tables Q3 2017 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share update Q3 2017

25 January 2018 Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share.

Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share update Q3 2017 (PDF, 362.2 KB)

Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share update Q3 2017 (CSV, 17.6 KB)

Consumer issues survey: Experience of nuisance calls 31 January 2018 Data showing data on consumer’s experience of nuisance calls.

Consumer complaints data tables (PDF, 998.1 KB)

Consumer complaints data tables (CSV, 163.2 KB)

February

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Residential postal tracker 2017 28 February 2018

Dataset of the residential postal tracking survey conducted in Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 2017, providing data on residential consumers' use of post and attitudes to postal services.

Residential postal tracker Q1-Q4 2017 tables (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Residential postal tracker Q1-Q4 2017 - data (CSV, 21.1 MB)

Residential postal tracker 2017 - technical report (PDF, 118.9 KB)

Business postal tracker 2017 28 February 2018

Dataset of the postal tracking survey of UK SMEs conducted in Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 2017. The survey provides data on post usage in terms of volumes sent, received, amount spent, postal products and services used and attitudes to postal services.

Business postal tracker Q1-Q4 2017 tables (PDF, 15.5 MB)

Business postal tracker Q1-Q4 2017 - data (CSV, 14.0 MB)

Business postal tracker 2017 - technical report (PDF, 188.8 KB)

March

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Customer complaints research: Quality of service 1 March 2018 This set of data tables contains the results from an online survey which was used to interview customers who had made contact with their provider with a complaint six months prior to the interview. It explores reason for and satisfaction with the providers handling of the complaint. Please note: total market data is weighted and provider level data is unweighted.

Quality of customer service – (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Quality of customer service – supplier level data tables – unweighted (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Customer complaints research: Reason to complain 1 March 2018 This set of data tables contains the results from face to face omnibus survey which asked customers whether they have had reason to complain to their communications provider/s in the last 12 months. Reason to complain data tables
(PDF, 750.3 KB)
Customer satisfaction tracker 23 March 2018 This data is from a survey monitoring customer satisfaction in the communications market.

Customer service tracker 2018 data tables (PDF, 5.7 MB)

Customer service tracker 2018 data tables (CSV, 127.4 KB)

Customer service tracker 2018 data tables SPSS (ZIP, 260.0 KB)

Customer service tracker 2018 questionnaire (PDF, 531.9 KB)

Customer service tracker 2018 technical note (PDF, 66.3 KB)

Respondent level data files  (ZIP, 361.0 KB)

PSB tracker 2017 29 March 2018

Public sector broadcasting tracking survey: attitudes, satisfaction with provision and importance of characteristics associated with PSB provision in the UK.

Note: We have applied a new weighting regime to the 2017 data to take into account large differences between responses from online and offline panellists. The previous weighting regime used ANOVA analysis to bring in line those variables which explained the most variation between panellists recruited online and face-to-face. However, this only explained part of the variance. The new weighting regime adjusts for an equal proportion of the overall variance between the two modes but is based on fewer variables. The key metric is the in the difference in the number of channels viewed by online and face-to-face panellists.

PSB Tracker 2017 data tables (PDF, 10.1 MB)

PSB Tracker 2017 data tables (CSV, 2.9 MB)

Ofcom PSB Tracker 2017 – Technical Report  (PDF, 146.1 KB)

April

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Telecoms and pay-TV complaints Q4 2017 18 April 2018 Data showing Ofcom complaint volumes per 100,000 subscribers.

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints Q4 2017 (PDF, 459.4 KB)

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints Q4 2017 (CSV, 16.5 KB)

Technology tracker half 1 2018 23 April 2018

Ofcom technology tracker data tables.

Ofcom is currently in the process of reviewing the Technology Tracker to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. We are proposing to make some changes to the survey including:

  • The removal of wave 2 of the Technology Tracker, meaning that from 2018 onwards, the tracker will run as one wave per year (January/ February fieldwork).
  • From wave 1 2019, we may change a small number of existing questions and add new ones. As with every tracker, we will review the questionnaire to ensure it remains as effective as possible.

Ofcom will work closely with the agency which runs the Technology Tracker to minimise and mitigate disruption, wherever possible.

For further information, please email market.research@ofcom.org.uk

Technology tracker H1 2018 UK full data tables (PDF, 15.6 MB)

Technology tracker H1 2018 UK full data tables (CSV, 1.3 MB)

Technology tracker H1 2018 technical report (PDF, 72.9 KB)

Technology tracker H1 2018 subset data tables (PDF, 8.6 MB)

Technology tracker H1 2018 subset data tables (CSV, 651.8 KB)

Techology tracker H1 2018 respondent-level CSV data
(CSV, 28.5 MB)

Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share update Q4 2017 26 April 2018 Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share.

Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share update Q4 2017 (PDF, 496.3 KB)

Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share update Q4 2017 (CSV, 18.6 KB)

Cross-platform media tracker 2018 30 April 2018 Previously called 'media tracker', this set of data tables provides information on UK adults’ attitudes and opinions towards television and radio broadcasting, and related areas such as news consumption and privacy.

Cross-platform media tracker data tables
(PDF, 9.6 MB)

Cross-platform media tracker data tables (CSV, 2.7 MB)

Cross-platform media tracker technical report (PDF, 65.6 KB)

May

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Fixed-line broadband performance reports 9 May 2018

Data collected on actual broadband speeds received by a sample of consumers who have had speed monitoring equipment installed in their homes.

This publication will be slightly delayed because of data and operational issues.

UK home broadband performance, November 2017

Television access services: Data reporting provision of access services for the full calendar year 2017 23 May 2018 Compliance with subtitling, audio description and signing quotas. Access services report 2017
Consumer issues survey: Experience of nuisance calls 31 May 2018

Data showing information on consumers' experience of nuisance calls.

Experience of nuisance calls data tables (PDF, 988.2 KB)

Experience of nuisance calls data (CSV, 163.2 KB)

June

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
News consumption in the UK 21 June 2018 Research into news consumption across television, radio, print and online

News Consumption Survey 2018 data tables (Excel) (XLSX, 18.2 MB)
Note: PDF format of the data tables is also available upon request. Please email: market.research@ofcom.org.uk

News Consumption Survey 2018 respondent-level CSV data

News Consumption Survey 2018 questionnaire (PDF, 2.1 MB)

News Consumption Survey technical report (PDF, 183.3 KB)

Changes made to 2018 News Consumption Survey (PDF, 152.2 KB)

July

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
List of channels required to provide access services in 20194 July 2018List of television channels licensed by Ofcom required to provide access services in the UK and other EU Member States.

Television channels required to provide television access services in 2019 (PDF, 214.9 KB)

Number of hours broadcast by public television broadcasters (within the Media Nations report) 17 July 2018 Data showing number of hours broadcast by PSB channels. Media Nations 2018: Interactive report
Network compliance report 17 July 2018 Compliance with a range of quotas including originations, independent productions, news, current affairs, made out of London productions and regional output. Media Nations 2018: Interactive report
Commercial broadcast television revenues and spend (within the Media Nations report) 17 July 2018

Data showing revenues for the commercial TV sector in the UK.

Media Nations 2018: Interactive report
Number of hours broadcast by the multi-channel sector (within the Media Nations report) 17 July 2018

Data showing number of hours broadcast by the multi-channel sector.

Media Nations 2018: Interactive report
Made out of London register: Description of TV programmes produced outside London 17 July 2018 A list of the programmes produced by the PSBs outside of the M25, and criteria against which each programme qualifies as Made Outside London. Made outside London programme titles register (PDF, 684.7 KB)
Commercial radio revenues (within the Media Nations Report) 17 July 2018

Data showing revenues for the commercial radio sector in the UK.

Media Nations 2018: Interactive report
Number of commercial radio services broadcasting (within the Media Nations Report) 17 July 2018

Data showing number of commercial radio services.

Radio services at March 2018 (CSV, 841 Bytes)
Public service broadcasting nations and regions compliance reporting 17 July 2018 Compliance with a range of regional quotas including originations, independent productions and average hours of weekly regional programming from the BBC, the Channel 3 licenses and S4C. PSB Annual Compliance Report 2018
Community radio revenues and expenses17 July 2018Data showing revenues for the community radio sector in the UK.Media Nations 2018: Interactive report
Telecoms and pay TV complaints Q1 2018 18 July 2018 Data showing Ofcom complaint volumes per 100,000 subscribers.

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints Q1 2018 (PDF, 438.5 KB)

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints Q1 2018 (CSV, 17.1 KB)

Children's and parents' media literacy tables18 July 2018Media literacy children and parents’ surveys: access, use and understanding of internet, television, mobile and other platforms among children aged 3-15 and their parents.Children's and parents' media literacy tables: Parents of children aged 3-4 data tables (PDF, 855.4 KB)

Children's and parents' media literacy tables: Parents of children aged 3-4 data tables (CSV, 179.1 KB)

Children's and parents' media literacy tables: Parents of children aged 5-15 and children aged 8-15 data tables (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Children's and parents' media literacy tables: Parents of children aged 5-15 and children aged 8-15 data tables (CSV, 648.9 KB)

Children's and parents' media literacy tables: Technical report (PDF, 149.4 KB)
Fixed broadband speeds (February 2018 data) 19 July 2018 Data collected on actual broadband speeds received by a sample of consumers who have had speed monitoring equipment installed in their homes. UK home broadband performance, February 2018 - panellist data (CSV, 847.3 KB)

August

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Post volumes and revenues (within the Communications Market Report) 2 August 2018

Data showing total revenues and volumes for the UK addressed letter market.

Postal volumes and revenues 2017
(CSV, 2.0 KB)
Residential postal tracker Q3 2017 – Q2 2018 24 August 2018

Dataset of the residential postal tracking survey conducted, providing data on residential consumers' use of post and attitudes to postal services.

 
Business postal tracker Q3 2017 – Q2 2018 24 August 2018 Dataset of the postal tracking survey of UK SMEs conducted. The survey provides data on post usage in terms of volumes sent, received, amount spent, postal products and services used an attitudes to postal services.  

Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share update Q1 2018

30 August 2018

Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share

 

September

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Consumer issues survey: Experience of nuisance calls 28 September 2018 This set of data tables provides information on consumer’s experience of nuisance calls.  
Fixed broadband speeds (May 2018 data) Data collected on actual broadband speeds received by a sample of consumers who have had speed monitoring equipment installed in their homes. 

October

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Television access services: Report for the first six months of 2018   Compliance with subtitling, audio description and signing quotas.         
Fixed broadband speeds (August 2018 data)  

Data collected on actual broadband speeds received by a sample of consumers who have had speed monitoring equipment installed in their homes.

 
Switching tracker   This is data from a survey monitoring consumer supplier switching in the communications market.

Ofcom is currently in the process of reviewing its engagement index and the questions used to calculate this to ensure that it is fit for purpose and reflects current behaviours. Any changes will be implemented in 2018’s August fieldwork.

Ofcom will work closely with the agency which runs the Switching tracker to minimise disruption to trend data on key switching metrics i.e. switching levels (which includes home-moves, number portability).

If you would like any for further information, please email market.research@ofcom.org.uk

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints Q2 2018 17 October 2018 Data showing Ofcom complaint volumes per 100,000 subscribers.  

November

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share update Q2 2018   Telecommunications data revenues, volumes and market share.  
Annual Monitoring Report – post volumes and revenues   Data relating to letters, parcels and efficiency.  

December

Official statistics Date publishedContentData
Disability consumer research  

Survey tracking the access and use of communications devices and services among non-disabled and disabled consumers, and monitoring disabled consumers’ limitations and preventions of use caused by their disability.

Ofcom is currently in the process of reviewing the disability research survey to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. This means that we may change existing questions and add new ones. Possible changes to the existing questionnaire include streamlining the questions to focus only on the metrics we use for the annual Access and Inclusion Report.

In addition, we intend to publish the disability research data sooner than in previous years. The data should be accessible sometime between November-December 2018. We will confirm the exact date closer to the time.

Ofcom will work closely with agency who runs the disability research to minimise and mitigate, where possible, disruption. For further information or to comment on our proposed change please email market.research@ofcom.org.uk by 18 April 2018.