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Mobile users turn to yoga, cooking and paint-by-numbers apps as stress and anxiety increased during lockdown

Yoga, recipe and painting-by-numbers apps see use soar by nearly half (45%, 45% and 44% respectively)[1]as stress and anxiety levels rose in lockdown[2][3] Large rise in use of book apps …

Uswitch comments on network problems being experienced by Virgin Media’s customers in London

Ernest Doku, tech expert at Uswitch.com, commented:  “At a time when people are especially reliant on their home broadband for work and keeping in contact with friends and family, connectivity problems will …

Uswitch comments on Ofcom’s release on internet use surging during lockdown

Nick Baker, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, says: “Broadband has been a lockdown lifeline for millions, and it’s hard to imagine how the country could have kept running without it. “For three months …

Three million football fans plan to watch every game of the Premier League climax, but a third think it is returning too soon

Almost a third of people think the Premier League is returning too soon[1], but four out of five footie fans plan to watch the end of the season on TV[2] …

Quarter of home-workers doing their job from bed, but two thirds say they’re equally or more productive than usual

A quarter of home-workers — more than four million employees — are doing their job from bed or in their nightwear, and 40% have toiled from the sofa[1]  Two thirds …

Uswitch comment on Ofcom terrestrial TV viewing figures

Commenting on Ofcom’s terrestrial TV viewing figures Nick Baker, TV expert at Uswitch.com, says: “Viewers are flocking back to conventional TV channels during lockdown, with Uswitch research showing that households …

Uswitch comments on O2 and Virgin Media merger

Commenting on the O2 and Virgin Media merger, Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at Uswitch.com, comments: “This merger between the UK’s biggest mobile company and a prevailing broadband giant will create a …

Locked-down households using internet for 41 hours a week – Southampton sees biggest surge

Households are spending 41 hours a week online as workers and schoolchildren stay home[1] – 29% increase since lockdown[2] Average household has eight web-connected gadgets[3], with up to five devices …

Consumers watching 170 million extra hours of streaming services a week

Consumers watching an extra 170 million hours a week of streaming services compared to before lockdown[1] Nearly half of people streaming more TV and films[2], with average household viewing doubling …

Stay-at-home consumers could get faster broadband for less money

Many internet users struggling with increased bandwidth demand could boost their ADSL connection to superfast broadband and still save up to £10 a month[1] Seven million are currently out of …