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United Kingdom - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : May 2015

Category :

Telecommunications

No. of Pages : 169


This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in the UK’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Convergence and Digital Media;
  • Mobile subscriber and ARPU forecasts;
  • Broadband market forecasts for selective years to 2020.
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;

Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences; Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE). Researcher:- Henry LancasterCurrent publication date:- May 2015 (14th Edition).

1. Key Statistics 

2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Economic climate
2.2 Overview of the UK’s telecom market

3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 History
3.1.1 Revised NFR
3.2 Regulatory authority
3.2.1 Office of Communications (Ofcom)
3.2.2 Ofcom’s strategic review
3.2.3 Digital Economy Act 2010
3.3 BT’s functional separation
3.3.1 Openreach
3.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in the UK
3.4.1 Privatisation of British Telecom
3.4.2 Interconnect
3.4.3 Access
3.4.4 Number Portability (NP)
3.4.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
3.4.6 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)

4. Fixed Network Operators
4.1 New regulations
4.2 British Telecom
4.2.1 Company restructure
4.3 KCom
4.4 Cable & Wireless (C&W)
4.5 Virgin Media
4.6 COLT Telecom
4.7 Carphone Warehouse
4.8 TalkTalk Group
4.9 Orange
4.10 Sky

5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 National telecom network
5.2 Next Generation Networks
5.2.1 BT’s 21CN
5.3 International
5.3.1 Submarine cable networks
5.3.2 Satellite networks
5.4 Cloud services

6. Broadband Market
6.1 Fixed Network Broadband Market
6.1.1 Broadband statistics
6.1.2 Forecasts – broadband subscribers
6.1.3 Emerging trends
6.1.4 Government support
6.1.5 Cable modems
6.1.6 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
6.1.7 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.1.8 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.2 Wireless broadband
6.2.1 Regulatory environment
6.2.2 White space spectrum
6.2.3 Spectrum auctions
6.2.4 WLAN/WiFi
6.2.5 WiMAX
6.2.6 Mobile broadband
6.2.7 Internet via satellite

7. Digital Media
7.1 Overview of digital media
7.2 Key general trends
7.3 Business models – bundled offers
7.4 Streaming media
7.5 Regulatory issues
7.5.1 Ofcom
7.5.2 Digital Dividend Review
7.5.3 Digital switchover licensing
7.6 Digital TV (DTV)
7.6.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
7.6.2 Cable TV
7.6.3 Satellite TV
7.6.4 Digital Terrestrial TV 
7.6.5 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
7.6.6 VoIP

8. Mobile Communications
8.1 Overview of the UK’s mobile market
8.1.1 Mobile statistics
8.1.2 Operator market shares
8.2 Regulatory issues
8.2.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
8.2.2 Spectrum refarming
8.2.3 Revised licence conditions
8.2.4 Roaming
8.2.5 Number portability
8.2.6 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
8.3 Major mobile operators
8.3.1 Hutchison 3
8.3.2 O2
8.3.3 Vodafone
8.3.4 EE
8.3.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8.4 Mobile voice services
8.4.1 Prepaid cards
8.5 Forecasts
8.5.1 Forecasts – mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2010; 2015; 2020
8.5.2 Forecasts – mobile subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2016

9. Mobile Data Market Overview
9.1 Spectrum
9.1.1 Spectrum 2.6GHz
9.1.2 Spectrum 600MHz
9.1.3 Spectrum 800MHz
9.1.4 Spectrum 900MHz
9.1.5 Spectrum 700MHz
9.1.6 Spectrum 1800MHz
9.1.7 Spectrum 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz
9.1.8 Third Generation (3G)
9.1.9 Fourth Generation (4G)
9.1.10 Fifth Generation (5G)
9.1.11 Spectrum refarming
9.2 Operator services – 3G
9.2.1 Hutchison 3
9.2.2 O2
9.2.3 Vodafone
9.2.4 Everything Everywhere (EE)
9.3 Mobile Messaging
9.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
9.3.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
9.4 Mobile data services
9.4.1 Consumer use of multimedia services
9.4.2 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
9.4.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
9.4.4 Mobile TV

List of Table


Table 1 – Country statistics – 2015 (e)
Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2014 (e)
Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2014 (e)
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2014
Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2014 (e)
Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2015 (e)
Table 7 – National telecommunications authority
Table 8 – Household penetration of fixed and mobile services – 2006 - 2014
Table 9 – Fixed-line calls and access revenue by main operator– 2011 - 2014
Table 10 – Communications retail revenue by sector – 2003 - 2014
Table 11 – Retail voice and data revenue – 2003 - 2012
Table 12 – Fixed telecoms revenue by service – 2008 - 2013
Table 13 – Household spend on telecoms services – 2005 - 2013
Table 14 – Communications revenue by sector – 2003 - 2013
Table 15 – Communications wholesale and retail revenue – 2005 - 2013
Table 16 – Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes – 2003 - 2015
Table 17 – Proportion of calls made, fixed-line and mobile – 2006 - 2015
Table 18 – Telecom retail revenue by sector: fixed, mobile – 2000 - 2014
Table 19 – Telecom connections: fixed, mobile, broadband – 2002 - 2014
Table 20 – Fixed telecoms revenue by type – 2006 - 2012
Table 21 – Household penetration by telecom technology – 2003 - 2004; 2006 - 2013
Table 22 – BT LLU, shared wholesale lines – 2004 - 2015
Table 23 – Lines with CPS – 2004 - 2015
Table 24 – WLR lines – 2004 - 2015
Table 25 – Fixed-voice traffic by type in minutes – 2002 - 2013
Table 26 – Fixed telecom lines by operator – 2005 - 2013
Table 27 – Fixed-voice and data retail revenue – 2006 - 2013
Table 28 – Fixed-voice revenue by call type – 2002 - 2011
Table 29 – Fixed-voice revenue by call type – 2011 - 2014
Table 30 – BT share of residential call types by traffic volumes – 2002 - 2014
Table 31 – BT Consumer lines and TV subscribers – 2011 - 2015
Table 32 – BT financial data – 2006 - 2015
Table 33 – BT revenue by retail, Consumer, Business divisions – 2007 - 2015
Table 34 – BT revenue by Global Services, Wholesale and Openreach divisions – 2007 - 2014
Table 35 – BT retail revenue by sector (historic) – 2008 - 2012
Table 36 – KCom revenue – 1999 - 2014
Table 37 – Cable & Wireless Europe financial data – 2009 - 2013
Table 38 – Cable & Wireless subscribers by sector (historic) – 2007 - 2009
Table 39 – Virgin Media revenue – 2003 - 2014
Table 40 – Virgin Media revenue by sector – 2006 - 2014
Table 41 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2015
Table 42 – COLT financial data – 2006 - 2014
Table 43 – COLT financial data by business – 2013 - 2014
Table 44 – Carphone Warehouse Europe mobile subscribers – 2011 - 2012
Table 45 – Carphone Warehouse Europe revenue, profit – 2008 - 2014
Table 46 – TalkTalk financial data – 2009 - 2015
Table 47 – TalkTalk subscribers – 2011 - 2015
Table 48 – Orange broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2012
Table 49 – BSkyB voice customers – 2006 - 2014
Table 50 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2004
Table 51 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 - 2015
Table 52 – Fixed-line broadband retail revenue – 2001 - 2015
Table 53 – Broadband connections by type – 2002 - 2014
Table 54 – Market share of fixed-line broadband subscribers by provider – 2005 - 2013
Table 55 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2014
Table 56 – Cable and DSL broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2014
Table 57 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2004 - 2014
Table 58 – Percentage internet access by dial-up and broadband – 2000 - 2013
Table 59 – PC, broadband and internet household penetration – 2003 - 2014
Table 60 – Internet connectivity type, by household – 2003 - 2014
Table 61 – Household broadband penetration by access type – 2007 - 2013
Table 62 – Internet daily traffic – 2005 - 2013
Table 63 – Consumer broadband download speed by market share – 2008 - 2013
Table 64 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 65 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 66 – Average headline broadband speed – 2006 - 2014
Table 67 – Average broadband speed – 2008 - 2014
Table 68 – Average broadband speed by platform – 2010 - 2014
Table 69 – Superfast broadband subscribers and market share – 2010 - 2014
Table 70 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2015
Table 71 – Virgin Media ARPU – 2007 - 2015
Table 72 – Virgin Media revenue – 2007 - 2014
Table 73 – xDSL subscribers – 2000 - 2014
Table 74 – BT retail and wholesale broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2015
Table 75 – BT retail and wholesale revenue – 2009 - 2015
Table 76 – FttC availability and projected speeds by distance
Table 77 – Household availability of BT FttC network – 2010 - 2014
Table 78 – Estimated cost of fibre by deployment technology
Table 79 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2015
Table 80 – Broadband take-up by technology – 2007 - 2013
Table 81 – Proportion of bundled services by type – 2009 - 2012
Table 82 – Proportion of homes with bundled services by type – 2011 - 2012
Table 83 – Virgin Media proportion of bundled subscribers by type – 2007 - 2014
Table 84 – Virgin Media bundled services subscribers by type – 2007 - 2012
Table 85 – TV revenue – 2000 - 2014
Table 86 – Multichannel take-up in UK households – 2006 - 2011
Table 87 – Market share of TV homes by platform (primary sets) – 2005 - 2012
Table 88 – Online TV revenue by sector – 2004 - 2012
Table 89 – BT Vision subscribers – 2008 - 2015
Table 90 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2015
Table 91 – Virgin Media ARPU – 2007 - 2015
Table 92 – Virgin Media revenue – 2003 - 2014
Table 93 – Free-to-view satellite households – 2003 - 2012
Table 94 – Sky subscriber statistics – 2007 - 2014
Table 95 – Sky annualised ARPU – 2005 - 2012
Table 96 – Sky revenue, operating profit and EBITDA – 2007 - 2015
Table 97 – Freeview enabled TVs – 2005 - 2012
Table 98 – Virgin Media VoD use – 2007 - 2011
Table 99 – Virgin Media HD V+ base – 2008 – 2011; 2014
Table 100 – VoIP users as percentage of total internet subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 101 – Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes – 2003 - 2014
Table 102 – Residential sector mobile revenue – 2008 - 2015
Table 103 – Mobile retail revenue by service – 2002 - 2014
Table 104 – Mobile revenue as proportion of total – 2002 - 2013
Table 105 – Mobile revenue as proportion of total – 2008 - 2013
Table 106 – Mobile and fixed-line revenue as proportion of combined revenue – 2008 - 2014
Table 107 – Mobile handset sales – 2005 - 2014
Table 108 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 109 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 2005 - 2015
Table 110 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2015
Table 111 – Percentages of mobile and fixed phones in homes – 2000 - 2014
Table 112 – Mobile ARPU by use (data, SMS, voice) – 2005 - 2014
Table 113 – Mobile ARPU by contract, prepaid – 2006 - 2014
Table 114 – Average household spend of fixed-voice, mobile and internet services – 2008 - 2015
Table 115 – Mobile market share by operator – 2004 - 2014
Table 116 – European roaming charges – 2007 - 2014
Table 117 – MTRs by operator (pence per minute) – 2015 - 2017
Table 118 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2014
Table 119 – 3 UK financial data – 2008 - 2014
Table 120 – 3 UK annualised gross ARPU by sector – 2009 - 2014
Table 121 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2015
Table 122 – O2 ARPU – blended, contract, prepaid and data – 2006 - 2015
Table 123 – O2 proportion of data to total revenue – 2006 - 2015
Table 124 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2015
Table 125 – Vodafone end-year ARPU – blended, contract and prepaid – 2005 - 2014
Table 126 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2015
Table 127 – Vodafone (UK) financial data – 2008 - 2015
Table 128 – Vodafone customer churn – 2007 - 2015
Table 129 – Vodafone Group revenue by sector – 2007 - 2015
Table 130 – Vodafone UK service revenue by sector – 2009 - 2015
Table 131 – Vodafone mobile customer retention cost – 2007 - 2015
Table 132 – Vodafone customer smartphone adoption – 2010 - 2015
Table 133 – EE quarterly revenue – 2009 - 2015
Table 134 – EE financial data – 2011 - 2015
Table 135 – EE annual revenue – 2013 - 2014
Table 136 – EE ARPU – 2009 - 2015
Table 137 – EE subscriber data – 2009 - 2015
Table 138 – T-Mobile financial data (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 139 – T-Mobile subscribers (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 140 – Orange subscribers, contract and prepaid (historic) – 2006 - 2010
Table 141 – Orange subscribers by type, 3G, MVNO (historic) – 2007 - 2010
Table 142 – Orange revenue (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 143 – Orange customer churn (historic) – 2003 - 2009
Table 144 – Orange data revenue as proportion of total (historic) – 2007 - 2009
Table 145 – Orange annualised ARPU by category (historic) – 2006 - 2010
Table 146 – Orange mobile customer acquisition and retention cost (historic) – 2007 - 2009
Table 147 – MNO and MVNO share of subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Table 148 – Virgin Mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2014
Table 149 – Virgin Mobile revenue – 2007 - 2014
Table 150 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2002 - 2014
Table 151 – Contract proportion of total subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Table 152 – Forecast mobile ARPU – 2007 - 2010; 2015; 2020
Table 153 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 2013; 2015; 2020
Table 154 – 3G subscribers and percentage of total subscribers – 2003 - 2014
Table 155 – LTE coverage by network operator – 2008 - 2014
Table 156 – O2 LTE subscribers – 2014 - 2015
Table 157 – EE LTE subscribers – 2014 - 2015
Table 158 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2014
Table 159 – 3 UK revenue by sector (historic) – 2008 - 2010
Table 160 – 3 UK financial data – 2008 - 2014
Table 161 – 3 UK annualised ARPU by sector – 2009 - 2014
Table 162 – 3 UK annualised data ARPU (historic) – 2009 - 2013
Table 163 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2015
Table 164 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2015
Table 165 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2015
Table 166 – Vodafone (UK) financial data – 2008 - 2015
Table 167 – EE quarterly revenue – 2009 - 2015
Table 168 – EE ARPU – 2009 - 2015
Table 169 – EE subscriber data – 2009 - 2015
Table 170 – SMS messages sent – 2004 - 2015
Table 171 – SMS and MMS traffic – 2011 - 2015
Table 172 – SMS and MMS revenue – 2011 - 2014
Table 173 – SMS and MMS volumes by operator – 2006 - 2010
Table 174 – MMS messages sent – 2004 - 2013
Table 175 – Mobile data traffic and revenue increase– 2007 - 2013
Table 176 – Mobile data revenue by service – 2005 - 2013
Table 177 – Mobile data revenue – – - 2014
Table 178 – Proportion of mobile broadband accesses by technology – 2007 - 2013
Table 179 – O2 smartphones in use and penetration – 2014 - 2015
Table 180 – Average 3G and 4G speeds by operator (Mb/s) – Q4 2014
Table 181 – Proportion of 4G speed availability by operator – Q4 2014
Table 182 – EE LTE subscribers – 2013 - 2015
Table 183 – M2M derived revenue – 2010 - 2015
Table 184 – M2M connections – 2010 - 2015
Table 185 – O2 M2M accesses – 2014 - 2015

List of Chart


Chart 1 – Communications retail revenue by sector – 2003 - 2014
Chart 2 – Communications revenue by sector – 2003 - 2013
Chart 3 – Communications wholesale and retail revenue – 2005 - 2013
Chart 4 – Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes – 2003 - 2015
Chart 5 – Telecom connections: fixed, mobile, broadband – 2002 – 2014
Chart 6 – BT LLU, shared wholesale lines – 2004 – 2015
Chart 7 – BT financial data – 2006 - 2015
Chart 8 – BT revenue by operating division – 2007 - 2015
Chart 9 – Cable & Wireless Europe financial data – 2009 – 2013
Chart 10 – Virgin Media revenue by sector – 2006 - 2014
Chart 11 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2015
Chart 12 – COLT financial data – 2006 - 2014
Chart 13 – Carphone Warehouse Europe revenue, profit – 2008 - 2014
Chart 14 – Broadband connections by type – 2002 – 2014
Chart 15 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 – 2014
Chart 16 – Cable and DSL broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2014
Chart 17 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2015
Chart 18 – BT retail and wholesale broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2015
Chart 19 – BT retail and wholesale revenue (year to Mar) – 2009 - 2015
Chart 20 – Virgin Media proportion of bundled subscribers by type – 2007 - 2014
Chart 21 – Virgin Media bundled services subscribers by type – 2007 - 2012
Chart 22 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2015
Chart 23 – Sky subscriber statistics – 2007 – 2014
Chart 24 – Sky revenue, operating profit and EBITDA – 2007 - 2015
Chart 25 – Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes – 2003 - 2014
Chart 26 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 2003 - 2015
Chart 27 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2014
Chart 28 – 3 UK ARPU by sector – 2009 - 2014
Chart 29 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2015
Chart 30 – O2 annualised ARPU – blended, contract, prepaid and data – 2006 - 2015
Chart 31 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2015
Chart 32 – Vodafone ARPU – blended, contract and prepaid – 2005 - 2014
Chart 33 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2015
Chart 34 – Vodafone (UK) financial data – 2008 - 2015
Chart 35 – Vodafone Group revenue by sector – 2007 - 2015
Chart 36 – Vodafone UK service revenue by sector – 2009 - 2015
Chart 37 – EE quarterly revenue – 2009 - 2014
Chart 38 – EE ARPU – 2009 - 2014
Chart 39 – EE subscriber data – 2009 - 2015
Chart 40 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Chart 41 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2014
Chart 42 – 3 UK ARPU by sector – 2009 - 2014
Chart 43 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2015
Chart 44 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2015
Chart 45 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2015
Chart 46 – Vodafone (UK) financial data – 2008 - 2015
Chart 47 – EE quarterly revenue – 2009 - 2015
Chart 48 – EE ARPU – 2009 - 2015
Chart 49 – EE subscriber data – 2009 - 2015
Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 – Principal submarine cables from the UK
Exhibit 3 – Wireless opportunities using technology and frequencies
Exhibit 4 – Spectrum auction results 10GHz – February 2008
Exhibit 5 – WLAN operator business models
Exhibit 6 – Overview of digital media
Exhibit 7 – Operators’ service bundling offers – 2015
Exhibit 8 – Technology developments in bundled services
Exhibit 9 – Snapshot of digital TV services and providers
Exhibit 10 – Digital broadcasting switchover timetable – 2008 - 2012
Exhibit 11 – Popular VoIP providers
Exhibit 12 – Spectrum awards – 800MHz and 2.6GHz – 2013
Exhibit 13 – Spectrum available for mobile services
Exhibit 14 – Spectrum awards – 800MHz and 2.6GHz – 2013
Exhibit 15 – 3G licence results – April 2000

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