[bbc] The UK is one of the world's most advanced countries in terms of digital communications, an Ofcom report says.
The telecoms regulator said people in the UK watched more TV and sent more texts than people in many other countries, but had slower broadband.
The UK remains the country with the highest proportion of households with digital TV on their main set - at 88%.
The Ofcom study compared the UK with 12 countries including France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the US.
The Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Japan and the Irish Republic were among the other countries included in the study.
The report also looked at the communications markets in four "emerging countries," namely Brazil, Russia, India and China.
It found the UK had seen the highest average rise in TV viewing in 2008, up by 3.2% to 3.8 hours a day.
UK consumers enjoy 'advanced' digital communications