Feeds

Hong Kong devours broadband

When eats met wets

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

There's growing evidence that broadband really does bring about lifestyle changes, according to research published by NetValue.

It found that broadband penetration in Hong Kong increased by more than half in the first six months of the year, from 9.4 per cent in January to 14.7 per cent in June.

While the figures alone are only something operators in the UK can only dream about, the research also notes a change in usage patterns among consumers.

Said NetValue's Clayton Fitts: "Broadband users have more sessions online, visit more Web sites and use more Internets tools - primarily games, audio-video and file transfers - and this brings an imperceptible but significant lifestyle change to the users.

He went on: "Users such as housewives don't care about a faster connection, they care about the services both they and the family will use.

"It's time for broadband operators to really ask what's been cooking in their kitchen, so to speak, because that's what they're paying for," he said.

Well, in the UK's broadband kitchen - to continue the metaphor - the answer appears to be not much. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Déjà vu: Virgin Media jacks up broadband prices
Screw copper phone lines, we're UNIQUE, bleats telco
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
Fifteen zero days found in hacker router comp romp
Four routers rooted in SOHOpelessly Broken challenge
New Sprint CEO says he will lower axe on staff – but prices come first
'Very disruptive' new rates to be revealed next week
US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale
Broadcasters upset about coverage and cost as they shift up and down the dials
UK mobile coverage is BETTER than EVER, networks tell Ofcom
Regulator swallows this line and parrots it back out at us. What are they playing at?
What's the nature of your emergency, Vodafone?
Oh, you've dialled the wrong number for ad fibs, rules ASA
EE network whacked by 'PDP authentication failure' blunder
Carrier is 'aware' of cockup, working on a fix NOW
ROAD TRIP! An FCC road trip – Leahy demands net neutrality debate across US
You crashed watchdog's site, now time to crash its ears
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?