shows that between July 2002 and July 2003 there was a 5.4 per
cent increase in the number of subscriptions to the internet. The
month on month change between June and July 2003 was 0.4 per cent.
Dial-up connections continued to decrease in July. The market share
for permanent connections continued to increase in July and now
stands at 17.3 per cent.
Subscriptions are defined as those that were active during the month
in question. Revisions have been made due to updated company
Dial-up versus permanent internet connections
In July 2003,the indices for dial-up and permanent subscriptions were
105.0 and 2,723 respectively.
Subscriptions for dial-up and permanent internet connections
continued to display quite different patterns of growth. The year on
year decrease to July 2003 was 5.8 per cent for dial-up connections,
with a decrease of 0.7 per cent from June 2003 to July 2003. The
year-on-year growth was 148.4 per cent for permanent connections, with
an increase of 5.8 per cent from June 2003 to July 2003.
Dial-up connections continued to dominate the overall number of
subscriptions, but with permanent connections continuing to increase
Permanent connections made up 17.3 per cent of total subscriptions in
July 2003, up from 16.3 per cent in June 2003.This increase in the
market share reflects the continued marketing and increase in
availability of broadband services. Revisions have been made due to
updated company information.
In July 2003,the percentage of subscriptions using free access or
billed access remained at 42 per cent for the third consecutive
month, compared with 49 per cent a year ago. The percentage of those
paying a fixed rate for unmetered access was 34 per cent, the same as
July 2002. At 7 per cent there was no change in the percentage of
subscript ions using a mixed plan (fixed rate plus calls) whilst
'Always-on' subscriptions rose to 17 per cent.
Coverage United Kingdom
Theme The Economy