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United Kingdom: Investments in LTE and Fiber Broadband Networks Will Help Keep Revenue Stable Product Image

United Kingdom: Investments in LTE and Fiber Broadband Networks Will Help Keep Revenue Stable

  • Published: January 2014
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 29 Pages
  • Pyramid Research, Inc

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  • British Telecom
  • BSkyB
  • Everything Everywhere
  • O2
  • Sky
  • Telefonica
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The UK is the largest communications market in Western Europe, boasting service revenue of US$60bn in 2013. Mobile data was the largest contributor to growth in 2013, driven by network upgrades and skyrocketing smartphone and tablet adoption. This trend will intensify in 2014 as more users adopt LTE. The main driver on the fixed side will be the adoption of fiber-based services, benefitting BT the most. The UK pay-TV market, which will reach 68% household penetration in 2018, has become more competitive with the entry of new IPTV players and Liberty Global’s recent acquisition of Virgin Media.

The United Kingdom is the largest communications market in Western Europe, boasting service revenue of about US$60bn in 2013. Through 2018, however, only Italy will grow at a slower rate in the region, which is in part due to the UK’s delayed adoption of new technologies, such as LTE and fiber. All four large operators are now offering 4G services commercially, with Three being the last to join the LTE crowd in December 2013. Moving forward, expansion of 4G and Wi-Fi networks presents a significant opportunity for equipment vendors. Network upgrades and skyrocketing smartphone READ MORE >

Executive Summary
Market and Competitor Overview
- UK in a regional context
- Economic, demographic and political context
- Regulatory environment
- Demand profile
- Service evolution
- Competitive landscape
- Major market players
Segment analysis
- Mobile services
- Fixed services
- Pay-TV
Identifying Opportunities

- British Telecom
- O2
- Telefonica
- Virgin Media
- BSkyB
- Sky
- Everything Everywhere
- Vodafone

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