United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Statistics and Forecasts
The UK's broadband infrastructure is characterised by excellent cross-platform competition, with comprehensive DSL complemented by cable networks which reach about half of all households. The DSL network has been upgraded during the last few years as a result of BT's migration to its new 21CN, and by early 2011 more than five million users could access wholesale ADSL2+. Virgin Media has emerged as the best provider in terms of realised speeds -the company has rolled out a 100Mb/s service across much of its footprint, and it intended to launch a 200Mb/s service later in 2011. In addition, BT's FttC/VDSL service should cover 66% of the population by 2015.
The market remains fiercely competitive as a result of regulatory measures to provide competitor access to BT's exchanges, while during 2010 similar measures were undertaken to ensure equal access on fibre networks. Broadband has also been characterised by falling prices and by a gradual increase in average data speeds. This report profiles the overall UK broadband market in 2011, covering broadband technologies and including the latest statistics, an update on recent commercial initiatives, an assessment of Next Generation Access, and forecasts to 2020.
Last Update: 19 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 23
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United Kingdom - Broadband - Wireless Overview
Wireless broadband has seen moderate growth in the UK in recent years. Many WiFi and WiMAX deployments have been instigated by municipalities, while the major wireless operators have expanded their networks and concentrated on sharing hotspots. Wireless broadband on mobile networks has shown phenomenal growth in 2010 as consumers exploit the wider availability of HSPA networks, and this growth is set to continue during the next few years as the sector matures. From 2012 high-end mobile data will be stimulated by the availability of greater network capacity through LTE operating on spectrum scheduled to be auctioned at the end of 2011. This report provides statistics and data for the UK's wireless broadband market, reviewing recent developments in WiFi and WLAN infrastructure and mobile broadband. It also reviews the status of the key market players and spectrum licensing, and looks ahead to opportunities for coming years.
Last Update: 10 Jan 2011 Number of Pages: 7
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United Kingdom - Convergence - Triple Play and Digital TV
The UK remains at the forefront of media convergence in Europe. The country's comprehensive DSL and extensive cable network are being continually upgraded to provide an improved delivery platform for converged and bundled offerings. The digital broadcasting industry, including satellite, digital cable, digital terrestrial and IPTV services, is well established - the UK has the highest level of digital TV penetration in Europe, with a substantial multichannel environment. This report examines the UK's markets for bundled and convergent services in 2011, including developments in Video-on-Demand, IPTV and VoIP. It also assesses the country's broadcasting markets, providing statistics and analysis on the closing analogue free-to-air environment and the pay TV and cable sectors.
Last Update: 7 Jan 2011 Number of Pages: 21
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United Kingdom - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews
The UK's telecom market, one of the largest in Europe, is characterised by fierce competition in the mobile and broadband sectors, and by an innovative broadcast sector which has pioneered business models for distributing digital content. As a consequence, mobile and broadband penetration is comfortably ahead of the European average, while digital TV uptake has reached 90% of the population. Consumer prices across the board have fallen steadily, while network capabilities have been greatly expanded following recent investments by British Telecom and Virgin Media in Next Generation Networks. This report analyses the key aspects of the UK's telecom market in 2011, presenting statistics on the fixed network services sector and an overview of the key regulatory issues including the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, and carrier preselection. The report reviews the major fixed network telcos, examines the status of fixed-line voice services following the deregulation of the retail call market sector, and assesses the success and market impact of BT Openreach.
Last Update: 24 May 2011 Number of Pages: 27
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United Kingdom - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
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 in mid-2010 - 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 use. This report surveys the UK's mobile market in 2011, 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.
Companies covered in this report include:
H3UK, Vodafone, O2, Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile, Orange), Virgin Mobile, Tesco mobile,
Last Update: 1 Jul 2011 Number of Pages: 29
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