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Broadband Technology Trends: What’s on the Horizon for UK ISPs in 2024?

The UK broadband market is constantly evolving, with new technologies and trends emerging all the time. UK ISPs need to be prepared for these changes in order to maintain their competitive edge and meet the growing needs of their customers. In this article, we will discuss 5 of the key broadband technology trends that UK ISPs need to be aware of in order to prepare for 2024. 

Broadband trends 2024

We also look at how Euroroute’s no-touch CPE deployment, partnership with AVM FRITZ!Box for CPE and AVSystem for cloud ACS can help ISPs to adapt to the changing tech landscape and deliver great experience to their customers.

Key broadband technology trends

Here are 5 key broadband tech trends that UK ISPs need to be aware of in order to prepare for 2024:

1. Wi-Fi 6 adoption is accelerating

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest generation of Wi-Fi technology, and it offers a number of advantages over previous generations, including faster speeds, lower latency, and improved performance in crowded environments. Wi-Fi 6 can deliver speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps, which is significantly faster than previous generations of Wi-Fi. This means that consumers can enjoy faster streaming, gaming, and downloading experiences. Wi-Fi 6 reduces latency, which is the time it takes for data to travel from one device to another. This is important for online gaming and other applications where responsiveness is critical. 

Wi-Fi 6 is better at handling large numbers of devices than previous generations of Wi-Fi. This means that consumers can enjoy a good Wi-Fi experience even in crowded environments, such as airports and stadiums. ISPs need to be prepared to support Wi-Fi 6 devices and services in order to meet the needs of their customers. This includes offering Wi-Fi 6 enabled routers and modems, as well as supporting Wi-Fi 6 features in their networks.

2. 5G rollout is gaining momentum

5G is the next generation of mobile technology, and it offers the potential to reshape the broadband market. 5G can deliver gigabit broadband speeds to mobile devices, which could make it a viable alternative to fixed broadband for some consumers and businesses. ISPs need to consider how they can integrate 5G into their networks and services in order to remain competitive. This could involve offering 5G-enabled broadband services, or partnering with mobile operators to offer 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) services.

3. The demand for gigabit broadband is growing

More and more consumers and businesses are demanding gigabit broadband speeds. Gigabit broadband is essential for supporting high-bandwidth applications such as 4K streaming, online gaming, and cloud computing. ISPs should consider investing in their networks to ensure that they can meet the growing demand for gigabit broadband. This could involve upgrading their existing networks or deploying new fibre-optic networks.

4. Cybersecurity is a top priority

Cybersecurity is a major concern for ISPs and their customers. ISPs need to invest in cybersecurity solutions to protect their networks and their customers’ data from cyberattacks. ISPs can implement a variety of cybersecurity measures, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and data encryption. ISPs can also educate their customers about cybersecurity best practices, such as using strong passwords and keeping software up to date.

5. Customer experience continues to be key

Focusing on providing customers with a great experience includes things like offering fast and reliable broadband speeds, responsive customer support, and a wide range of services. Cloud ACS (access control system) can play a key role in improving customer experience for ISPs in a number of ways. Cloud ACS makes it easy for ISPs to manage their CPE devices. This can help ISPs to reduce the time and cost of troubleshooting CPE problems and to provide their customers with a more reliable broadband experience. Cloud ACS can help ISPs to improve their customer support by providing them with insights into CPE performance and problems. This can help ISPs to resolve customer issues more quickly and effectively. Cloud ACS can enable ISPs to offer new value-added services to their customers, such as parental controls, security features, and network optimization. This can help ISPs to differentiate themselves from their competitors and to improve the customer experience.

The benefits of Euroroute’s no-touch CPE deployment

Euroroute’s no-touch CPE deployment solution can help ISPs to reduce the cost and complexity of CPE deployment. Euroroute’s solution eliminates the need for technicians to visit customer homes to install and configure CPE devices. Instead, CPE devices can be shipped preconfigured directly to the customer premises, delivering a seamless plug-and-play experience. Furthermore our partnership with AVM FRITZ!Box offers ISPs access to a range of high-quality CPE devices. FRITZ!Box devices are known for their reliability, performance, and security features allowing you to deliver a great customer experience. Contact Euroroute today to learn more about our customised solutions.

Euroroute’s no-touch CPE deployment and partnership with AVM FRITZ!Box offer streamlined solutions to keep UK ISPs competitive.

In 2024, UK ISPs must adapt to five key broadband trends: Wi-Fi 6 adoption for faster, responsive connectivity; the rising 5G rollout; increasing demand for gigabit broadband; heightened cybersecurity concerns; and a continued focus on superior customer experiences through cloud ACS.