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United Kingdom - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

  • Published: December 2013
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 33 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

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  • H3UK
  • O2
  • Tesco mobile
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodafone
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The UK has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, both in revenue and in the number of subscribers. It is served by four major providers – following the significant merger of Orange and T-Mobile – which have all launched 3G services, as well as by a growing number of low-cost MVNOs. The market is characterised by new developments in advanced data services provided over upgraded networks, the bundling of mobile as a quad-play service, and regulatory controls on charges and fees. Mobile penetration is above the EU average, yet subscriber growth remains strong as consumers adopt additional SIMs as well as business-oriented devices and smartphones on various platforms.
Fierce competition has forced operators to concentrate on packaging service bundles and on promotions, and explore applications such as mobile searching and advertising facilities. ARPU has been falling steadily for all operators, with growing mobile data use offsetting lower voice, interconnection and roaming tariffs. The market can expect considerable changes during the next two years as operators prepare their business plans to accommodate spectrum auctions in 2012 and adjust to the refarming of 2G READ MORE >

1. Synopsis
2. Overview of the UK’s mobile market
2.1 Mobile statistics
2.2 Operator market shares
3. Regulatory issues
3.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
3.2 Spectrum refarming
3.2.1 800MHz and 2.6GHz
3.2.2 1800MHz
3.3 Roaming
3.4 Number portability
3.5 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
4. Major mobile operators
4.1 Hutchison 3
4.2 O2
4.3 Vodafone
4.3.1 Project Spring
4.3.2 Sales and acquisitions
4.3.3 Company restructure
4.4 EE
4.4.1 T-Mobile
4.4.2 Orange
4.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
4.5.1 Operators
4.5.2 Mobile Virtual Network Aggregators (MVNAs)
5. Mobile voice services
5.1 Prepaid cards
6. Forecasts
6.1 Forecasts – mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2010; 2015; 2020
6.2 Forecasts – mobile subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2016
6.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
7. Related reports
Table 1 – Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes – 2003 - 2013
Table 2 – Mobile call revenue by operator – 2002 - 2010
Table 3 – Mobile retail revenue by service – 2002 - 2012
Table 4 – Mobile revenue as proportion of total – 2002 - 2013
Table 5 – Mobile subscriber market share by technology: 2G and 3G – 2004 - 2013
Table 6 – Mobile handset sales – 2005 - 2012
Table 7 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2013
Table 8 – Mobile subscribers by type – 2005 - 2012
Table 9 – Percentages of mobile and fixed phones in homes – 2000 - 2012
Table 10 – Total mobile retail revenue – 2009 - 2013
Table 11 – Mobile ARPU by use (data, SMS, voice) – 2005 - 2010
Table 12 – Mobile ARPU by contract, prepaid – 2006 - 2012
Table 13 – Average retail revenue by subscribers, operator – Q4 2008 - Q4 2010
Table 14 – Mobile market share by operator – 2004 - 2011
Table 15 – European roaming charges – 2007 - 2011
Table 16 – MTRs by operator (pence per minute) – 2010 - 2015
Table 17 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2013
Table 18 – 3 UK financial data – 2008 - 2013
Table 19 – 3 UK annualised gross ARPU by sector – 2009 - 2013
Table 20 – 3 UK data as proportion total revenue – 2009 - 2011
Table 21 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2013
Table 22 – O2 quarterly ARPU – blended, contract, prepaid and data – 2006 - 2013
Table 23 – O2 proportion of data to total revenue – 2006 - 2013
Table 24 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2013
Table 25 – Vodafone ARPU – blended, contract and prepaid – 2005 - 2013
Table 26 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2013
Table 28 – Vodafone customer churn – 2007 - 2013
Table 29 – Vodafone Group revenue by sector – 2007 - 2013
Table 30 – Vodafone UK service revenue by sector – 2009 - 2012
Table 31 – Vodafone mobile customer retention cost – 2007 - 2012
Table 32 – Vodafone customer smartphone adoption – 2010 - 2013
Table 33 – EE quarterly revenue – 2009 - 2013
Table 34 – EE financial data – 2011 - 2013
Table 35 – EE ARPU – 2009 - 2013
Table 36 – EE subscriber data – 2009 - 2013
Table 37 – T-Mobile financial data (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 38 – T-Mobile subscribers (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 39 – Orange subscribers, contract and prepaid (historic) – 2006 - 2010
Table 40 – Orange subscribers by type, 3G, MVNO (historic) – 2007 - 2010
Table 41 – Orange revenue (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 42 – Orange customer churn (historic) – 2003 - 2009
Table 43 – Orange data revenue as proportion of total (historic) – 2007 - 2009
Table 44 – Orange annualised ARPU by category (historic) – 2006 - 2010
Table 45 – Orange mobile customer acquisition and retention cost (historic) – 2007 - 2009
Table 46 – MNO and MVNO share of subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Table 47 – Virgin Mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 48 – Virgin Mobile revenue – 2007 - 2013
Table 49 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Table 50 – Contract proportion of total subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Table 51 – ARPU by subscription type – 2002 - 2012
Table 52 – Forecast mobile ARPU – 2007 - 2010; 2015; 2020
Table 53 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 2010 - 2016
Chart 1 – Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes – 2003 - 2013
Chart 2 – Mobile call revenue by operator – 2002 - 2010
Chart 3 – Mobile retail revenue by service – 2002 - 2012
Chart 4 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 2003 - 2013
Chart 5 – Mobile subscribers by type – 2005 - 2012
Chart 6 – Mobile ARPU by use (data, SMS, voice) – 2005 - 2010
Chart 7 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2013
Chart 8 – 3 UK ARPU by sector – 2009 - 2013
Chart 9 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2013
Chart 10 – O2 annualised ARPU – blended, contract, prepaid and data – 2006 - 2013
Chart 11 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2013
Chart 12 – Vodafone ARPU – blended, contract and prepaid – 2005 - 2013
Chart 13 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2012
Chart 15 – Vodafone Group revenue by sector – 2007 - 2012
Chart 16 – Vodafone UK service revenue by sector – 2009 - 2012
Chart 17 – EE quarterly revenue – 2009 - 2013
Chart 18 – EE ARPU – 2009 - 2013
Chart 19 – EE subscriber data – 2009 - 2013
Chart 20 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Exhibit 1 – Spectrum awards – 800MHz and 2.6GHz – 2013

- Everything Everywhere (EE incorporating T-Mobile and Orange)
- H3UK
- O2
- Tesco mobile
- Virgin Mobile
- Vodafone

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