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Broadband bundle customers in the UK are getting a relatively good deal compared to their foreign counterparts, it has been claimed.

Having examined the prices of a typical package of communications services - home phone, pay TV and broadband - Ofcom said UK prices are favourable to those faced in many other western countries.

UK subscribers have access to cheaper broadband packages than consumers in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the US, the media regulator said.

However, average prices increased by ten per cent between 2010 and 2011, due to increases in the cost of the low-use mobile phone services, Ofcom added.

According to a recent study conducted by Computeractive, many UK consumers can further reduce their broadband bundle bills by switching to an alternative deal.

The study found that as many as 85 per cent households are paying for high-speed services they do not require – unnecessarily adding to their monthly costs.

Ernest Doku, technology expert at, said UK consumers should compare deals across mobile and broadband providers and consider switching.

"Look for the multi-service bundles mentioned in Ofcom's report which include fixed-line phone, broadband and pay TV - these can be much better value alternatives to paying for individual services," he advised.

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