This report outlines the main developments in coverage and performance of fixed broadband and mobile networks, as well as network security and resilience. Alongside this report, we have published reports summarising the findings for the four UK nations. We have also updated our mobile coverage checker app for smartphones and tablets, and our online visualisation tool, to help people find out more about the availability of fixed broadband and mobile services.
Since we published our first report on these services in 2011, coverage has grown and people and businesses are better connected. But in too many areas coverage is still poor, broadband speeds are slow, and mobile services are unreliable or not available. Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications led to a number of policies aimed at addressing these problems; our Connected Nations reports help us to monitor progress.