19 Aug 2010

OFCOM Communications Market Report 2010 released today

The full 379 page report is available here.

For those of you with other things to do here are some highlights:

  •  Nearly a quarter of people (22 per cent) say they have bought a HD-ready TV set in the last 12 months.
  • Some 31 per cent of households with internet access used it to watch online catch-up TV - up 8 percentage points over the year.
  • The proportion of time-shifted television viewing has more than tripled since 2006, from 1.7 per cent to 5.9 per cent. 

  • People listen to 20.1 hours of radio per week.
  • Some 35 per cent of people own at least one DAB digital radio.
  • Total listening hours to all BBC Radio stations were down by 1.2 per cent during 2009 and down 2.2 per cent on five years previously.
  • All commercial radio listener hours were stable in the year but down 10.1 per cent over five years. 

  • Consumers sent a record number of texts (over 100 billion) in 2009 equivalent to 1700 for every person in the UK.
  • Data volumes over mobile networks increased by 240 per cent in 2009.
  • Over a quarter of people in the UK (26.5 per cent) said they have a smartphone, more than double the number two years ago.
  • Nearly a quarter of adults (23 per cent) accessed content or sent emails on their mobile phones.  

  • Broadband take-up has now reached 71 per cent.
  • Some 37 per cent of over 55s use email each day and 47 per cent use it weekly.
  • Social networking accounts for nearly a quarter of all time spent on the internet.
  • The average Facebook user spent 6.5 hours on the site during May 2010.
  • Usage of instant messaging declined from 14 per cent to 5 per cent.