When it comes to finding the perfect property, there are many factors to consider. One important aspect that often gets overlooked is the availability and speed of broadband and mobile phone signals. These factors can significantly impact our daily lives, from staying connected to accessing important information online.

When browsing property listings, you may come across information about broadband availability and predicted speed, as well as mobile phone signal availability and predicted strength. But what do these predictions mean, and how reliable are they?

Broadband speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbit/s) and indicates how fast your internet connection will be. At OnTheMarket, we provide different readings based on the highest predicted speed of any major broadband network. These readings are categorized into three levels: Basic (up to 30 Mbit/s), Super-fast (between 30 Mbit/s and 300 Mbit/s), and Ultra-fast (over 300 Mbit/s). It’s important to note that these predictions are updated three times a year and should be taken as estimations rather than guarantees.

Similarly, mobile phone signal predictions are also provided in property listings. These predictions indicate the availability and predicted strength of mobile signals in the area. The data is obtained from Ofcom, a regulatory body for communication services in the UK. While these predictions can give you an idea of the signal quality in the area, they should be considered as approximate and may vary depending on factors such as network coverage and infrastructure.

It’s always a good idea to conduct your own research and gather more information about the broadband and mobile phone signal availability in a specific location. Contacting service providers directly or using online tools can help you get a more accurate understanding of the connectivity options at a property.

Remember, while broadband and mobile signal predictions can provide a general idea of what to expect, they are not definitive guarantees. It’s important to consider these factors alongside other aspects of a property to make an informed decision.