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United Kingdom - Mobile Data Market Insights - 3G, 4G and Forecasts

  • ID: 1927178
  • April 2014
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 32 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

The UK's 3G and mobile data market is one of the largest in Europe. Competition among network operators has induced them to provide similar pricing and usage models, commonly including between 3GB and 10GB per month. This has substantially increased consumer use of mobile data. Low-key data applications such as SMS dominate the market while mobile TV, though widely available, has thus far failed to capture public attention. This report surveys the UK's mobile data market, providing an overview of 3G and 4G developments, regulatory issues and technologies. It also profiles the major operators, presents statistics on non-voice services, and analyses developments in mobile TV and mobile application stores.

Key developments:

Payments Council preps for new Paym' service; Ofcom reassess 900MHz and 1800MHz annual licence fees paid by MNOs; O2 closes O2 Wallet service; government updates on release of 500MHz spectrum; UK and German governments sign deal to cooperate in 5G research; 800MHz and 2.6GHz auction delivers lower revenue than forecast; regulator plans for licensing 5G services by 2018; MNOs join the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre; EE reports 2.9 million LTE subscribers in March 2014, provides 72% population coverage with LTE; 3UK reports 97% of all network traffic is data; O2 contracts NSN for LTE network; O2 and Vodafone launch LTE services; EE and H3 sign passive LTE network sharing deal; Pingit mobile payment app launched; regulator's market updates; telcos' financial and operating data to Q4 2013; market developments to April 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

H3, O2, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere (EE), Virgin Mobile, UK Broadband.

1. Synopsis
2. Overview
3. Spectrum
3.1 Spectrum 2.6GHz
3.2 Spectrum 600MHz
3.3 Spectrum 800MHz
3.4 Spectrum 900MHz
3.5 Spectrum 700MHz
3.6 Spectrum 1800MHz
3.7 Third Generation (3G)
3.7.1 Licensing
3.7.2 Network sharing
3.8 Fourth Generation (4G)
3.9 Fifth Generation (5G)
3.10 Spectrum refarming
4. Operator services 3G
4.1 Hutchison 3
4.2 O2
4.3 Vodafone
4.4 Everything Everywhere (EE)
5. Mobile Messaging
5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
6. Mobile data services
6.1 Consumer use of multimedia services
6.1.1 Mobile applications
6.1.2 M-payment MNO collaboration
6.1.3 Contactless payments
6.1.4 M-ticketing
6.1.5 M-wallet
6.1.6 Banks
6.1.7 M-health
6.1.8 Application stores
6.1.9 Smartphone market
6.1.10 Tablet market
6.2 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
6.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
6.3.1 H3
6.3.2 EE
6.3.3 O2
6.3.4 Vodafone
6.3.5 Other developments
6.3.6 Regulatory issues
6.4 Mobile TV
6.4.1 Spectrum issues
6.4.2 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
7. Forecasts UMTS 2007 - 2010; 2015
8. Related reports
Table 1 3G subscribers and percentage of total subscribers 2003 - 2014
Table 2 3 UK subscribers by sector 2008 - 2013
Table 3 3 UK revenue by sector 2008 - 2010
Table 4 3 UK financial data 2008 - 2013
Table 5 3 UK annualised ARPU by sector 2009 - 2013
Table 6 O2 financial data 2007 - 2013
Table 7 O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract 2005 - 2013
Table 8 Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid 2001 - 2013
Table 9 Vodafone (UK) financial data 2008 - 2014
Table 10 EE quarterly revenue 2009 - 2014
Table 11 EE ARPU 2009 - 2014
Table 12 EE subscriber data 2009 - 2014
Table 13 SMS messages sent 2004 - 2013
Table 14 SMS and MMS traffic 2011 - 2014
Table 15 SMS and MMS revenue 2011 - 2014
Table 16 SMS and MMS volumes by operator 2006 - 2010
Table 17 MMS messages sent 2004 - 2013
Table 18 Mobile data traffic and revenue increase 2007 - 2013
Table 19 Mobile data revenue by service 2005 - 2013
Table 20 Proportion of mobile broadband accesses by technology 2007 - 2013
Table 21 Smartphone sales and penetration 2007 - 2013
Table 22 M2M derived revenue 2010 - 2013
Table 23 Forecast UMTS subscribers 2007 - 2012; 2015
Chart 1 3G subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2014
Chart 2 3 UK subscribers by sector 2008 - 2013
Chart 3 3 UK ARPU by sector 2009 - 2013
Chart 4 O2 financial data 2007 - 2013
Chart 5 O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract 2005 - 2013
Chart 6 Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid 2001 - 2013
Chart 7 Vodafone (UK) financial data 2008 - 2014
Chart 8 EE quarterly revenue 2009 - 2014
Chart 9 EE ARPU 2009 - 2014
Chart 10 EE subscriber data 2009 - 2014
Chart 11 SMS and MMS volumes by operator 2006 - 2010
Chart 12 Smartphone use and penetration 2005 - 2013
Exhibit 1 Spectrum available for mobile services
Exhibit 2 Spectrum awards 800MHz and 2.6GHz 2013
Exhibit 3 3G licence results April 2000
Exhibit 4 3G licensee and infrastructure suppliers

H3, O2, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere (EE), Virgin Mobile, UK Broadband.

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