Connected Nations 2022

Connected Nations is our annual report on progress in the availability of broadband and mobile services in the UK, including the roll-out of gigabit-capable, full fibre and 5G networks.

We have published separate reports on each of the UK's nations. Our interactive report allows people to easily access data for different areas of the UK and specific services. We have also published the International Broadband Scorecard 2022, which compares the UK’s recent position on broadband availability with a number of other European nations.

Since we published the December 2022 report we have identified that the 5G outdoor coverage figures for Northern Ireland were reported based on our analysis of operator data of May 2022 instead of September 2022. As a result, the main report (PDF, 2.0 MB) should read as follows:

  • On page 27 – In Figure 3.1, the coverage for 5G outside premises (MNO range) for Northern Ireland should be 21-27%
  • On page 30 – the last paragraph should be:
    Differences in deployment strategies are also reflected in different coverage levels across the UK nations. Currently, 5G coverage outside of premises in each UK Nation ranges across individual MNOs as follows: 42-61% for England; 29-51% for Scotland; 10-46% for Wales; and 21-27 % for Northern Ireland (all based on our High Confidence level).

Main report

Connected Nations 2022: UK report (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Methodology (PDF, 287.1 KB)

Mobile performance methodology (PDF, 221.1 KB)

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