OREANDA-NEWS. SSE has been named Best Newcomer to the UK’s broadband market by a leading comparison site.

Broadband, TV and mobile comparison site Cable.co.uk has announced the winners of its first annual broadband awards, with SSE scooping the title of Best Newcomer after increasing its focus on the broadband market in 2015.

Chosen by over 6,000 UK broadband customers and a panel of in-house experts, the Cable.co.uk awards seek to recognise and reward the broadband providers that have exhibited the greatest excellence in their field across the given year. 

According to Cable.co.uk the Best Newcomer title is awarded to “the most notable newcomer to the broadband market each year. That means they not only have to be a new arrival, they also have to be making waves across the industry. That could be through offering the cheapest, the best, or the most flexible broadband yet.”

SSE offers customers talk and broadband deals with both copper broadband and fibre optic services. SSE made headlines with its ‘Two Years Free Broadband’ offer in spring 2015 and is offering customers six months free broadband and line rental as part of its Autumn 2015 campaign. 

David Walter, SSE’s Managing Director of Home Services said: “We’re very happy to receive this award for best newcomer in the broadband market. Customers deserve innovation in the broadband market and we, at SSE, plan on giving it to them. 

“As a challenger in the market we are in a position to offer customers something different and that’s exactly what we will do, launching new and exciting products that help households get the most out of their broadband.”  

Dan Howdle, Cable.co.uk's consumer telecoms expert, said: “We are deeply honoured to be a part of an industry that makes differences to people's lives in such a broad range of ways, from simple entertainment to lifesaving connectivity.

“In these, our first annual broadband awards, I would like to congratulate all of our well-deserved winners. Each has shown true excellence in its category, pushing ever-higher both the standards, and the expectations of a data-hungry British public.”