Availability of communications services

Availability of services can differ depending on location.

These documents set out a high-level analysis of the availability of communications services in the UK, and in UK cities.

In 2016, Ofcom published its latest report on the availability of communications services across the UK, which analysed 3G and 4G coverage. It is an update of the 2015 report.

The 2014 report showed that there were significant gaps in the availability of standard and superfast broadband services in sampled UK cities, and proposed a range of possible explanations for this.

The inaugural report in May 2013 focused on the differences between urban and rural areas, particularly in the nations.