Examining WIK's bandwidth demand forecast

As part of its wholesale local access market review, Ofcom recently published a bandwidth demand forecast by WIK. This forecast claimed that 40% of UK households would require 1Gbps or more downstream in 2025, and 82% would require 300 Mbps or more.

Such figures are appreciably above other forecasts. This note from Communications Chambers looks at WIK's assumptions and methodology to understand why.