+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)

PRINTER FRIENDLY

United Kingdom - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses - Product Image

United Kingdom - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3763692
  • Report
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 114 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
1 of 3

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • H3
  • O2
  • Tesco Mobile.
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodafone
  • MORE
The UK has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, both in terms of revenue and in the number of subscribers. It is served by several major providers having a significant international presence. Recent merger activity has seen dramatic consolidation in the market and has had knock-on effects for network infrastructure deals struck between operators. The merger of Orange and T-Mobile created EE as the largest operator in the country, and in January 2016 it was sold to BT to become a separate business unit within BT Group. The bid by Hutchison to acquire O2 was rejected by the European Commission in May 2016 on the grounds that the deal would have reduced the number of MNOs to three, and so impacted on market competition.

The market has room for a growing number of low-cost MVNOs providing effective price and service competition for subscribers. The market has also been characterised by developments in advanced data services delivered 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, and in common with developments in many other European markets subscriber growth has dipped in recent quarters as consumers respond to economic pressures and more generous pricing offers among operators which has negated some of the justifications for multiple SIM card ownership.

Auctions for spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands have made more bandwidth available for mobile broadband services, supported by regulatory moves which allow the refarming of 2G spectrum for 3G and 4G use. Spectrum will also be released in the 700MHz band during 2019, which spectrum is also being allocated for 5G. Operators continue to trial 5G technologies with a number of key vendor partners.

This report surveys the UK's mobile market, providing an overview of mobile statistics, regulatory issues and technologies. It also profiles the major operators and MVNOs and looks ahead to mobile market developments in coming years.

Key developments
  • Government commits £500 million to help LTE network sharing plan;
  • Ofcom completes 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum auction;
  • Vodafone aiming to close 3G infrastructure by 2020, EE by 2022;
  • O2 becomes the last of the MNOs to launch 5G services;
  • New rates for MNP imposed;
  • Report update includes the regulators market updates to June 2018, telcos financial and operating data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:

H3, Vodafone, O2, Everything Everywhere (BT/EE, incorporating the former T-Mobile UK and Orange UK), Virgin Mobile, Tesco Mobile.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
2 of 3

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • H3
  • O2
  • Tesco Mobile.
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodafone
  • MORE
1 Market analysis

2 Mobile statistics
2.1 Operator market shares

3 Mobile infrastructure
3.1 5G
3.2 4G (LTE)
3.3 3G
3.4 Other infrastructure developments

4 Mobile voice

5 Mobile data
5.1 SMS and MMS
5.2 Mobile broadband

6 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

7 Regulatory issues
7.1 Spectrum regulations
7.2 Spectrum refarming
7.3 Spectrum sharing
7.4 Spectrum 2.6GHz
7.5 Spectrum 800MHz
7.6 Spectrum 900MHz
7.7 Spectrum 700MHz
7.8 Spectrum 1800MHz
7.9 Spectrum 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz
7.10 Revised licence conditions
7.11 Other spectrum auctions
7.12 Multi-spectrum auction 2020
7.13 Roaming
7.14 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
7.15 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)

8 Major mobile operators
8.1 Hutchison 3
8.2 O2
8.3 Vodafone
8.4 EE
8.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

9 Mobile content and applications
9.1 Mobile applications
9.2 M-payment MNO collaboration
9.3 Operator platforms
9.4 Contactless payments
9.5 m-ticketing
9.6 m-banking
9.7 m-health

10 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes 2003 2017
Table 2 Mobile retail revenue by service 2002 2018
Table 3 Historic - Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate 1995; 1997; 1999 2009
Table 4 Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate 2010 2018
Table 5 Mobile ARPU by contract, prepaid 2006 2018
Table 6 Average household spend of fixed-voice, mobile and internet services 2008 2016
Table 7 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2002 2018
Table 8 Mobile market share by operator 2004 2016
Table 9 LTE subscribers 2013 2018
Table 10 Average 3G and 4G speeds (Mb/s) 2014 2015
Table 11 O2 LTE subscribers and penetration 2014 2018
Table 12 EE LTE subscribers 2013 2015
Table 13 M2M connections 2010 2018
Table 14 O2 M2M accesses 2014 2019
Table 15 Average mobile data traffic per user 2011 2017
Table 16 SMS and MMS messages sent 2004 2018
Table 17 Average SMS/MMS traffic per month by contract type 2010 - 2017
Table 18 SMS and MMS revenue 2015 2017
Table 19 Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers 2008 2018
Table 20 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2009 2018
Table 21 Broadband take-up by technology 2007 2016
Table 22 Forecast mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 23 European roaming charges 2007 2016
Table 24 European data roaming charges 2014 2017
Table 25 MTRs by operator (pence per minute) 2015 2018
Table 26 Mobile interconnection traffic 2007 2018
Table 27 H3 registered subscribers by sector 2008 2018
Table 28 H3 active subscribers by sector 2014 2019
Table 29 H3 financial data 2008 2019
Table 30 H3 annualised gross ARPU by sector 2009 2018
Table 31 O2 financial data 2007 2019
Table 32 O2 quarterly financial data 2013 2019
Table 33 O2 ARPU blended, contract, prepaid and data 2006 - 2019
Table 34 O2 proportion of data to service revenue 2006 2019
Table 35 O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract 2005 2019
Table 36 Vodafone end-year ARPU blended, contract and prepaid 2005 2019
Table 37 Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid 2009 - 2019
Table 38 Vodafone (UK) financial data 2008 2019
Table 39 Vodafone customer churn 2007 2019
Table 40 Vodafone Group revenue by sector 2007 2019
Table 41 Vodafone UK service revenue by sector 2009 2019
Table 42 Vodafone mobile customer retention cost 2007 2019
Table 43 Vodafone mobile data traffic 2013 2019
Table 44 EE mobile revenue (new format under BT) 2017 2018
Table 45 EE quarterly mobile revenue (new format under BT) 2016 2020
Table 46 EE ARPU (Q4) 2009 2019
Table 47 EE subscriber data 2009 2018
Table 48 Virgin Mobile subscribers 2005 2018
Table 49 Virgin Mobile revenue 2007 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes 2003 2017
Chart 2 Mobile retail revenue by service 2002 2018
Chart 3 Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate 2003 2018
Chart 4 Mobile ARPU by contract, prepaid 2006 2018
Chart 5 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2002 2018
Chart 6 H3 subscribers by sector 2008 2019
Chart 7 H3 financial data 2008 2019
Chart 8 H3 ARPU by sector 2009 2018
Chart 9 O2 financial data 2007 2019
Chart 10 O2 annualised ARPU blended, contract, prepaid and data 2006 2019
Chart 11 O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract 2005 2019
Chart 12 Vodafone ARPU blended, contract and prepaid 2005 2019
Chart 13 Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid 2009 2019
Chart 14 Vodafone (UK) financial data 2008 2019
Chart 15 EE ARPU 2009 2019
Chart 16 EE subscriber data 2009 2018
Exhibit 1 3G licence results April 2000
Exhibit 2 3G licensee and infrastructure suppliers
Exhibit 3 Spectrum available for mobile services
Exhibit 4 Spectrum awards 800MHz and 2.6GHz 2013
Exhibit 5 Spectrum awards 2.3GHz, 3.4GHz April 2018
Exhibit 6 Spectrum auction results 10GHz February 2008
Exhibit 7 H3 spectrum concessions 2019
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
3 of 3

Loading
LOADING...

4 of 3
  • H3
  • Vodafone
  • O2
  • Everything Everywhere (BT/EE
  • incorporating the former T-Mobile UK and Orange UK)
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Tesco Mobile.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Adroll
adroll