Connected Nations update: Summer 2021

09 September 2021

This is the second interim update to our December 2020 annual Connected Nations report. It is based on mobile coverage and fixed broadband availability across the UK as of May 2021.

Reporting on these metrics is a key part of Ofcom’s role in ensuring that UK consumers and businesses have access to decent internet services and can make use of their mobile phones wherever they need to. This update tracks communications providers’ progress in increasing the availability of communications services, and how the UK’s networks are responding to the changing needs of people and businesses.

Report

Connected Nations Update: Summer 2021 (PDF, 267.2 KB)

Diweddariad Cysylltu'r Gwledydd: Haf 2021 (PDF, 764.0 KB)

Data

Connected Nations Summer 2021: Interactive report

Data updated 9 September 2021

We have made some of the data that underpins the Connected Nations report available for download. This data was collected up to May 2021 and enables us to make year-on-year comparisons of the state of the UK’s communications infrastructure. Please see our terms of use for our licence conditions. If you have any questions or feedback on the data we have made available, please contact us at open.data@ofcom.org.uk.

 DataAbout the data
Fixed postcodeFixed coverage postcode unit data (ZIP, 27.1 MB)About this data: Fixed coverage postcode unit data (PDF, 125.5 KB)
Fixed output areaFixed coverage 2011 census output area data (ZIP, 9.7 MB)About this data: Fixed coverage 2011 census output area data (PDF, 136.5 KB)
Fixed Westminster constituencyFixed coverage parliamentary constituency data (ZIP, 98.6 KB)About this data: Fixed coverage parliamentary constituency data (PDF, 134.8 KB)
Fixed local and unitary authorityFixed coverage local and unitary authority data (ZIP, 61.2 KB)About this data: Fixed coverage local and unitary authority data (PDF, 133.6 KB)
Mobile Westminster constituencyMobile coverage parliamentary constituency area data (ZIP, 129.6 KB)About this data: Mobile coverage parliamentary constituency area data (PDF, 201.6 KB)
Mobile local and unitary authorityMobile coverage local and unitary authority data (ZIP, 82.8 KB)About this data: Mobile coverage local and unitary authority data (PDF, 200.6 KB)