Research and Markets: United Kingdom - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "United Kingdom - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts" report to their offering.

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 spectrum for 3G and 4G use. 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 developments in coming years.

Key Developments:

- Vodafone sells 5.5% stake in Indian division Essar and 44% stake in SFR

- EE reports fall in service revenue

- Vodafone restructures European operations

- China Telecom launches MVNO service

- Vodafone posts 7.7% drop in revenue for Q2 2012

- Regulator's 2011 market data report

- Telcos' operating and financial data to June 2012

- Market developments in mid-2012

Key Topics Covered:

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

3.1.1 800MHz and 2.6GHz

3.1.2 1800MHz

3.2 Roaming

3.3 Number portability

3.4 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)

4. Major mobile operators

4.1 Hutchison 3

4.2 O2

4.3 Vodafone

4.3.1 Sales and acquisitions

4.3.2 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

Companies Mentioned:

- Everything Everywhere (EE incorporating T-Mobile and Orange)

- H3UK

- O2

- Tesco mobile

- Virgin Mobile

- Vodafone

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