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Ireland - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

  • ID: 1838707
  • September 2014
  • Region: Ireland
  • 32 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Eircom Mobile
  • Meteor
  • O2
  • Tesco Mobile.
  • Vodafone Ireland
  • MORE

Ireland's mobile market has undergone considerable changes in recent years. The market enjoys effective competition between five main players as well as a small number of MVNOs, which promise to provide additional market competition in coming years. Mobile broadband, on the back of expanding HSPA networks, has become very popular among consumers since the introduction of flat-rate data plans. The regulator has also set aside UHF spectrum for use by mobile TV services, while spectrum in several bands has been freed up for use by 4G/LTE. This report provides statistics and analysis on the Irish mobile market, including the key regulatory issues, a snapshot of the consumer market, emerging technologies, and the growth of mobile data services.

Key developments:
Eircom and 3 Ireland sign major network sharing deal; Carphone Warehouse and UPC Ireland sign deal to be hosted as MVNOs on 3 Ireland's network; regulator suspends auction of remaining blocks of 1800MHz wireless spectrum after receiving no bids; Meteor and O2 sign network sharing deal; Vodafone and 3 agree to a 50/50 JV; O2 launches MVNO; Hutchison completes acquisition of O2 Ireland for 780 million; SMS traffic shows recovering growth; mobile broadband subscriber base falls; Vodafone increases investment; half of Vodafone subscribers using smartphones; MTRs reduced again; Vodafone fined for roaming data cap breaches; mobile retail revenue and ARPU continue to fall; regulator's market data to Q4 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2014; market developments to mid-2014.

Companies covered in this report include:
Vodafone Ireland, O2, Meteor, Eircom Mobile; Tesco Mobile.

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Eircom Mobile
  • Meteor
  • O2
  • Tesco Mobile.
  • Vodafone Ireland
  • MORE

1. Synopsis
2. Overview of Ireland's mobile market
2.1 Mobile statistics
2.1.1 Operator market shares
3. Regulatory issues
3.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
3.1.1 3G spectrum
3.1.2 Digital dividend spectrum
3.1.3 900MHz
3.1.4 1800MHz
3.1.5 26GHz licences
3.1.6 1785-1805MHz band
3.1.7 2.6GHz band
3.1.8 2.3GHz band
3.1.9 70-80GHz band
3.1.10 UHF spectrum
3.2 Roaming
3.2.1 Data roaming
3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
3.4 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
3.5 Wideband Digital Mobile Data Services (WDMDS)
3.6 Network sharing
4. Mobile technologies
4.1 Digital
4.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
4.2.1 Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
5. Major mobile operators
5.1 Vodafone Ireland
5.2 O2 Ireland
5.3 Meteor Mobile
5.4 3 Ireland
5.5 MVNOs
6. Mobile voice services
6.1 Prepaid
7. Mobile Messaging
7.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
7.1.1 Premium SMS (PSMS)
7.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
8. Mobile data services
8.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
8.2 High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD)
8.3 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
8.4 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
8.4.1 Vodafone
8.4.2 O2
8.4.3 3 Ireland
8.4.4 Meteor
8.5 Enhanced High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
8.6 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
9. Mobile applications
9.1 Overview
9.2 Mobile TV
9.3 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
10. Forecasts
10.1 Forecasts mobile ARPU 2009 - 2010; 2015
10.2 Forecasts UMTS subscribers 2009 - 2010; 2015
10.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
11. Related reports
Table 1 Operator blended ARPU 2005 - 2013
Table 2 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 3 Mobile subscribers (inc. Mobile broadband, M2M) and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 4 Mobile subscribers (not mobile broadband, M2M) 2011 - 2014
Table 5 Mobile market revenue, voice and data 2005 - 2013
Table 6 Mobile share of subscribers by operator 2005 - 2013
Table 7 Mobile share of revenue by operator 2005 - 2013
Table 8 European voice roaming charges 2007 - 2014
Table 9 European data roaming charges 2007 - 2014
Table 10 Annual mobile numbers ported 2005 - 2013
Table 11 MTRs by operator 2010 - 2013
Table 12 3G SIM cards in use by type 2011 - 2013
Table 13 Vodafone mobile subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 14 Vodafone fixed-line subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 15 Vodafone service revenue 2010 - 2014
Table 16 Vodafone blended ARPU 2006 - 2008; 2010 - 2011
Table 17 O2 mobile financial data 2007 - 2014
Table 18 O2 mobile data statistics 2007 - 2013
Table 19 O2 ARPU, blended, prepaid and contract 2006 - 2013
Table 20 O2 subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 21 Meteor Mobile subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 22 Meteor Mobile services revenue 2006 - 2010; 2012- 2014
Table 23 Meteor Mobile ARPU - 2006 2014
Table 24 3 Ireland subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 25 3 Ireland financial data 2007 - 2014
Table 26 Mobile voice minutes 2005 - 2014
Table 27 Prepaid versus postpaid share of subscribers 2000 - 2013
Table 28 Proportion of prepaid subscribers by operator 2008 - 2013
Table 29 SMS messages sent 2000 - 2014
Table 30 SMS and MMS messages sent per subscriber 2011 - 2013
Table 31 SMS and MMS revenue 2012 - 2013
Table 32 MMS messages sent 2005 - 2014
Table 33 Mobile data as proportion of total revenue 2006 - 2014
Table 34 Data use per subscriber 2011 - 2013
Table 35 Forecast mobile ARPU 2005 - 2012; 2015
Table 36 Forecast UMTS subscribers 2006 - 2010; 2015
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Chart 2 Mobile market revenue, voice and data 2005 - 2013
Chart 3 Mobile share of subscribers by operator 2006 - 2013
Chart 4 Mobile share of revenue by operator 2006 - 2013
Chart 5 O2 mobile financial data 2007 - 2014
Chart 6 O2 ARPU, blended, prepaid and contract 2006 - 2013
Chart 7 O2 subscribers 2007 - 2014
Exhibit 1 3G licence results June 2002
Exhibit 2 Multiband frequency award process - 2012
Exhibit 3 WDMDS licences: operators, spectrum and fees 2005

Vodafone Ireland

O2

Meteor

Eircom Mobile

Tesco Mobile.

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