When browsing through property listings, you may come across information about broadband availability and predicted speed, as well as mobile phone signal availability and predicted strength. This supplementary data aims to provide potential buyers or tenants with an idea of the connectivity options they can expect in a specific property.

Broadband speed is typically measured in megabits per second (Mbps), indicating how fast the internet connection is. However, it’s important to note that the displayed speed is a prediction based on the highest predicted speed of any major broadband network. The predictions are updated periodically, approximately three times a year. It’s crucial to understand that these readings are not guaranteed and may vary depending on various factors such as the provider, infrastructure, and location.

To simplify the interpretation of broadband predictions, different categories are used:

1. Basic: This category indicates speeds of up to 30 Mbps.
2. Super-fast: Speeds falling between 30 and 300 Mbps fall into this category.
3. Ultra-fast: This category encompasses speeds that exceed 300 Mbps.

Similarly, mobile phone signal availability and predicted strength are also included in property listings. These predictions provide an estimation of the quality of mobile signal reception within a particular property. Like broadband predictions, they are based on data obtained from Ofcom and are subject to change.

It’s important to remember that while these predictions can be helpful, they should not be considered as guaranteed. Reality may differ, as factors like network congestion, geographical features, and property infrastructure can influence actual signal strength. If connectivity is a critical factor for you, it’s advisable to conduct additional research, speak with service providers, or even visit the property in person to assess the actual quality of broadband and mobile signal.