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Introduction

This is an update on the UK telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, TV, OTT video, operator initiatives, M&A, and regulation. It includes subscription, revenue, and technology forecasts for these services.

Highlights

  • The UK market is one of the largest in Europe, with intense competition. Mobile is forecast to grow around 4% between end-2017 and end-2022, fixed broadband is forecast to grow 6%, and pay TV is set to decline by 2%. OTT video services subscriptions such a Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and NowTV are expected to account to over 20 million by 2022.
  • Mobile service revenues have declined for the past two years and are expected to stabilize and turn positive from 2019. On the fixed side, broadband revenues grew around 5% in the past two years, driven by NGN networks and multiplay services.
  • BT launched BT Plus, the UK’s first converged fiber and 4G plan in October 2018. Vodafone launched Voxi, the dedicated youth mobile offering in 2017. Three UK also introduced a new sub-brand, Smarty, to offer low-cost mobile services aimed at the youth market, in 2017.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes service provider KPIs.
  • Identifies key developments across telecoms, TV, and OTT video.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the market leaders in the fixed and mobile markets? What are the market shares of the key players?
  • How will revenues grow in the next five years? Which technologies will drive revenue growth?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Service provider trends
  • Technology trends
  • UK: Mobile, Broadband, TV, and OTT Video Report