United Kingdom - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts (Table of Contents)

United Kingdom - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts


March 21, 2012
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1. Key Statistics
2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 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 Market
4.1 Major fixed network operators in the UK
4.1.1 New regulations
4.1.2 British Telecom
4.1.3 KCom
4.1.4 Cable & Wireless (C&W)
4.1.5 Virgin Media
4.1.6 COLT Telecom
4.1.7 Carphone Warehouse
4.1.8 Orange
4.1.9 BSkyB
5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 Next Generation Networks
5.1.1 BT’s 21CN
5.2 International
5.2.1 Submarine cable networks
5.2.2 Satellite networks
6. Broadband Market
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 Broadband statistics
6.1.2 Emerging trends
6.1.3 Government support
6.2 Cable modems
6.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
6.3.1 DSL providers
6.3.2 ADSL2+
6.3.3 SDSL
6.3.4 Very High Data Rate DSL (VDSL)
6.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
6.4.1 BT
6.4.2 Virgin
6.4.3 KCom
6.4.4 Other developments
6.4.5 Costing fibre
6.5 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.6 Wireless broadband
6.6.1 Regulatory environment
6.6.2 Spectrum auctions
6.6.3 WLAN/WiFi
6.6.4 WiMAX
6.6.5 Mobile broadband
6.6.6 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 Regulator issues
7.4.1 Ofcom
7.4.2 Digital Dividend Review
7.4.3 Digital switchover licensing
7.5 Digital TV (DTV)
7.5.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
7.5.2 Cable TV
7.5.3 Satellite TV
7.5.4 Digital Terrestrial TV
7.5.5 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
7.5.6 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 Roaming
8.2.3 Number portability
8.2.4 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 Everything Everywhere
8.3.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8.4 Mobile voice services
8.4.1 Prepaid cards
8.5 Mobile Data Market
8.5.1 Overview
8.5.2 Spectrum
8.5.3 Operator services – 3G
8.5.4 Mobile Messaging
8.5.5 Mobile data services
9. Forecasts
9.1 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2012; 2020
9.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth
9.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
9.2 Mobile Forecasts
9.2.1 Forecasts – mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2010; 2015; 2020
9.2.2 Forecasts – mobile subscribers and penetration – 2010 – 2016
9.2.3 Forecasts – UMTS – 2007 - 2010; 2015
9.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
10. Glossary of Abbreviations
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibites
Table 1 – Country statistics – 2011 (e)
Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2011 (e)
Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2011
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – June 2011
Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2011 (e)
Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2011
Table 7 – National telecommunications authority
Table 8 – Telecom sector investment – 2007 - 2012
Table 9 – Share of fixed-line and mobile connections by operator – 2006 - 2009
Table 10 – Communications retail revenue by sector – 2003 - 2012
Table 11 – Retail voice and data revenue – 2003 - 2012
Table 12 – Household spend on telecoms services – 2005 - 2010
Table 13 – Communications revenue by sector – 2003 - 2012
Table 14 – Communications wholesale and retail revenue – 2005 – 2012
Table 15 – Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes – 2003 - 2012
Table 16 – Telecom retail revenue by sector: fixed, mobile – 2002 - 2012
Table 17 – Telecom connections: fixed, mobile, broadband and Internet – 2002 - 2010
Table 18 – Fixed-voice revenue by call type – 2002 - 2010
Table 19 – Household penetration by telecom technology – 2003 - 2004; 2006 - 2011
Table 20 – Revised LLU, shared access prices – 2009 - 2012
Table 21 – Proposed wholesale charges by sector – 2008 - 2011
Table 22 – Proportion of unbundled exchanges and connections – 2005 - 2010
Table 23 – BT fully unbundled lines – 2004 - 2011
Table 24 – Lines with CPS – 2004 - 2012
Table 25 – WLR lines – 2004 - 2012
Table 26 – Market share of fixed-voice calls by volume – 2006 - 2009
Table 27 – Fixed-voice traffic by type in minutes – 2002 - 2012
Table 28 – Fixed telecom lines by type – 2005 - 2010
Table 29 – Fixed telecom lines by operator – 2005 - 2010
Table 30 – Fixed-voice and data retail revenue – 2002 - 2009
Table 31 – BT share of residential call types by traffic volumes – 2002 - 2011
Table 32 – BT retail fixed voice calls – 2008 - 2011
Table 33 – BT fixed lines – 2008 - 2011
Table 34 – BT financial data – 2006 - 2011
Table 35 – BT revenue by operating division – 2007 - 2011
Table 36 – BT retail revenue by sector – 2007 - 2011
Table 37 – KCom revenue – 1999 - 2010
Table 38 – Cable & Wireless financial data – 2009 - 2011
Table 39 – Cable & Wireless subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2009
Table 40 – Virgin Media revenue – 2003 - 2011
Table 41 – Virgin Media revenue by sector – 2006 - 2011
Table 42 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2011
Table 43 – COLT financial data – 2006 - 2011
Table 44 – Carphone Warehouse Group revenue, profit – 2007 - 2011
Table 45 – Orange broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Table 46 – BSkyB voice customers – 2006 - 2011
Table 47 – Forecast NGA coverage – 2009 - 2012
Table 48 – Fixed-line broadband retail revenue – 2001 - 2012
Table 49 – Broadband connections by type – 2002 - 2010
Table 50 – Internet connections by consumer group – 2003 - 2010
Table 51 – Market share of broadband subscribers by type – 2002 - 2009
Table 52 – Share of fixed and mobile broadband subscribers by provider – 2006 - 2010
Table 53 – Market share of broadband subscribers by provider – 2005 - 2010
Table 54 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2012
Table 55 – Cable and DSL broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2012
Table 56 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2004 - 2012
Table 57 – Percentage internet access by dial-up and broadband – 2000 - 2012
Table 58 – PC, broadband and internet household penetration – 2003 - 2012
Table 59 – Value of e-commerce sales – 2007 - 2012
Table 60 – Internet daily traffic – 2007 - 2012
Table 61 – Consumer broadband download speed by market share – 2005 - 2009
Table 62 – BT Openreach full LLU lines – 2009 - 2011
Table 63 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2011
Table 64 – Virgin Media ARPU – 2007 - 2011
Table 65 – Virgin Media revenue – 2007 - 2011
Table 66 – xDSL subscribers – 2000 - 2012
Table 67 – BT retail and wholesale broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Table 68 – BT retail and wholesale revenue – 2009 - 2011
Table 69 – Estimated cost of fibre by deployment technology – 2011
Table 70 – Mobile broadband use by population – 2008 - 2012
Table 71 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2012
Table 72 – Availability of digital services (UK) – 2008 – 2010; 2012
Table 73 – Adoption of services – 2009 - 2012
Table 74 – Broadcast HD homes by provider – 2006 - 2011
Table 75 – Proportion of bundled services by type – 2008 - 2011
Table 76 – Proportion of homes with bundled services by type – Mar 2011
Table 77 – Virgin Media proportion of bundled subscribers by type – 2007 - 2011
Table 78 – Virgin Media bundled services subscribers by type – 2007 - 2011
Table 79 – Pay TV subscriber revenue – 2000 - 2012
Table 80 – Multichannel take-up in UK households – 2006 - 2011
Table 81 – Market share of TV homes by platform (primary sets) – 2005 - 2010
Table 82 – Digital TV uptake, share of main TV sets – 2006 - 2010
Table 83 – Online TV revenue by sector – 2004 - 2010
Table 84 – BT Vision subscribers – 2007 - 2011
Table 85 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2011
Table 86 – Virgin Media ARPU – 2007 - 2011
Table 87 – Virgin Media revenue – 2007 - 2011
Table 88 – Free-to-view satellite households - 2003 - 2011
Table 89 – BSkyB subscriber statistics – 2007 - 2011
Table 90 – BSkyB annualised ARPU – 2005 - 2011
Table 91 – BSkyB revenue, operating profit and EBITDA – 2007 - 2011
Exhibit 10 – Digital broadcasting switchover timetable – 2008 – 2012
Table 92 – DTTV equipment sales – 2006 - 2010
Table 93 – Freeview enabled TVs – 2004 - 2011
Table 94 – Virgin Media VoD use – 2007 - 2011
Table 95 – Virgin Media HD V+ base – 2008 - 2011
Table SEQ Chart 23 – VoIP users as percentage of total internet subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 96 – Mobile and fixed-line voice traffic and total traffic in minutes – 2004 - 2012
Table 97 – Mobile call revenue by operator – 2002 - 2010
Table 98 – Mobile retail revenue by service – 2002 - 2012
Table 99 – Mobile revenue as proportion of total – 2002 - 2011
Table 100 – Mobile handset sales – 2005 - 2012
Table 101 – Mobile network operator subscribers – 2011
Table 102 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2012
Table 103 – Mobile subscribers by type – 2005 - 2010
Table 104 – Percentages of mobile and fixed phones in homes – 2000 – 2012
Table 105 – Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2000 - 2010
Table 106 – Mobile retail revenue by operator – 2000 - 2010
Table 107 – Total mobile retail revenue – 2009 - 2012
Table 108 – Mobile ARPU by sector – 2005 - 2010
Table 109 – Average retail revenue by subscribers, operator – Q4 2008 - Q4 2010
Table 110 – Mobile market share by operator – 2004 - 2011
Table 111 – Market share of mobile subscribers, 2G and 3G – 2004 - 2012
Table 112 – European roaming charges – 2007 - 2011
Table 113 – MTRs by operator (pence per minute) – 2010 - 2015
Table 114 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2011
Table 115 – 3 UK revenue by sector – 2008 - 2010
Table 116 – 3 UK annualised ARPU by sector – 2009 - 2011
Table 117 – 3 UK data as proportion total revenue – 2009 – 2010
Table 118 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2011
Table 119 – O2 quarterly ARPU – blended, contract, prepaid and data – 2006 - 2011
Table 120 – O2 proportion of data to total revenue – 2006 - 2011
Table 121 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2011
Table 122 – Vodafone ARPU – blended, contract and prepaid – 2005 - 2011
Table 123 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2011
Table 124 – Vodafone (UK) financial data – 2008 - 2011
Table 125 – Vodafone customer churn – 2007 - 2011
Table 126 – Vodafone Group revenue by sector – 2007 - 2011
Table 127 – Vodafone UK service revenue by sector – 2009 - 2011
Table 128 – Vodafone mobile customer retention cost – 2007 – 2011
Table 129 – Everything Everywhere quarterly financial data – 2009 - 2011
Table 130 – Everything Everywhere ARPU – 2009 – 2011
Table 131 – Everything Everywhere subscriber data – 2009 - 2011
Table 132 – Everything Everywhere monthly customer churn – 2010 - 2011
Table 133 – T-Mobile financial data (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 134 – T-Mobile subscribers (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 135 – Orange subscribers, contract and prepaid (historic) – 2006 - 2010
Table 136 – Orange subscribers by type, 3G, MVNO (historic) – 2007 - 2010
Table 137 – Orange revenue (historic) – 2005 - 2010
Table 138 – Orange customer churn (historic) – 2003 - 2009
Table 139 – Orange data revenue as proportion of total (historic) – 2007 - 2009
Table 140 – Orange annualised ARPU by category (historic) – 2006 - 2010
Table 141 – Orange mobile customer acquisition and retention cost (historic) – 2007 - 2009
Table 142 – MNO and MVNO share of subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Table 143 – Virgin Mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2011
Table 144 – Virgin Mobile revenue – 2005 - 2011
Table 145 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2002 - 2012
Table 146 – Contract proportion of total subscribers – 2002 - 2012
Table 147 – ARPU by subscription type – 2002 - 2011
Table 148 – 3G subscribers and percentage of total subscribers – 2003 - 2012
Table 149 – 3G licence results – April 2000
Table 150 – 3G subscribers by operator – 2005 - 2011
Table 151 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2011
Table 152 – 3 UK revenue by sector – 2008 - 2010
Table 153 – 3 UK annualised ARPU by sector – 2009 - 2011
Table 154 – 3 UK data as proportion total revenue – 2009 – 2010
Table 155 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2011
Table 156 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2011
Table 157 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2011
Table 158 – Vodafone (UK) financial data – 2008 - 2011
Table 159 – Everything Everywhere quarterly financial data – 2009 - 2011
Table 160 – Everything Everywhere ARPU – 2009 – 2011
Table 161 – Everything Everywhere subscriber data – 2009 - 2011
Table 162 – SMS messages sent – 2004- 2012
Table 163 – SMS and MMS revenue by operator – 2006 - 2010
Table 164 – SMS and MMS volumes by operator – 2006 - 2010
Table 165 – MMS messages sent – 2006 – 2013
Table 166 – Mobile data traffic and revenue increase– 2007 - 2012
Table 167 – Mobile data revenue by service – 2005 - 2012
Table 168 – UK mobile advertising spend by type– 2009 - 2010
Table 169 – Mobile internet traffic by operating system – 2010
Table 170 – Smartphone sales and penetration – 2007 - 2012
Table 171 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 172 – Forecast broadband penetration – higher market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 173 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 174 – Forecast broadband penetration – lower market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 175 – Forecast mobile ARPU – 2007 - 2010; 2015; 2020
Table 176 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 2010 - 2016
Table 177 – Forecast UMTS subscribers – 2007 - 2012; 2015
Chart 1 – Communications retail revenue by sector – 2003 – 2012
Chart 2 – Retail voice and data revenue – 2003 – 2012
Chart 3 – Communications revenue by sector – 2003 – 2012
Chart 4 – Communications wholesale and retail revenue – 2003 – 2012
Chart 5 – Call volumes, fixed-line and mobile in minutes – 2003 – 2012
Chart 6 – Fixed-voice and data retail revenue – 2002 – 2009
Chart 7 – BT financial data – 2006 - 2011
Chart 8 – Virgin Media revenue by sector – 2006 – 2011
Chart 9 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2011
Chart 10 – COLT financial data – 2006 - 2011
Chart 11 – Broadband connections by type – 2002 – 2010
Chart 12 – Internet connections by consumer group – 2003 - 2010
Chart 13 – Market share of broadband subscribers by type – 2002 - 2009
Chart 14 – Cable and DSL broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2012
Chart 15 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2011
Chart 16 – BT retail and wholesale broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Chart 17 – BT retail and wholesale revenue (year to Mar) – 2009 - 2011
Chart 18 – Virgin Media bundled services subscribers by type – 2007 - 2011
Chart 19 – Virgin Media subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2011
Chart 20 – BSkyB subscriber statistics – 2007 – 2011
Chart 21 – BSkyB revenue, operating profit and EBITDA – 2007 - 2011
Chart 22 – DTTV equipment sales – 2006 - 2010
Chart 24 – Mobile and fixed-line voice traffic and total traffic in minutes – 2004 - 2012
Chart 25 – Mobile call revenue by operator – 2002 – 2010
Chart 26 – Mobile retail revenue by service – 2002 – 2011
Chart 27 – Mobile subscribers and SIM penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 – 2012
Chart 28 – Mobile subscribers by type – 2005 – 2010
Chart 29 – Mobile ARPU by sector – 2005 – 2010
Chart 30 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2011
Chart 31 – 3 UK revenue by sector – 2008 - 2010
Chart 32 – 3 UK ARPU by sector – 2009 – 2011
Chart 33 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2011
Chart 34 – O2 annualised ARPU – blended, contract, prepaid and data – 2006 – 2011
Chart 35 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 – 2011
Chart 36 – Vodafone ARPU – blended, contract and prepaid – 2005 – 2011
Chart 37 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2011
Chart 38 – Vodafone (UK) financial data – 2007 – 2011
Chart 39 – Vodafone Group revenue by sector – 2007 – 2011
Chart 40 – Vodafone UK service revenue by sector – 2009 – 2011
Chart 41 – Everything Everywhere quarterly financial data – 2009 – 2011
Chart 42 – Everything Everywhere ARPU – 2009 - 2011
Chart 43 – Everything Everywhere subscriber data – 2009 - 2011
Chart 44 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2002 – 2012
Chart 45 – 3G subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 - 2012
Chart 46 – 3 UK subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2011
Chart 47 – 3 UK revenue by sector – 2008 - 2010
Chart 48 – 3 UK ARPU by sector – 2009 – 2011
Chart 49 – O2 financial data –2007 - 2011
Chart 50 – O2 subscribers, prepaid and contract – 2005 – 2011
Chart 51 – Vodafone (UK) subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2001 - 2011
Chart 52 – Vodafone (UK) financial data – 2008 – 2011
Chart 53 – Everything Everywhere quarterly financial data – 2009 – 2011
Chart 54 – Everything Everywhere ARPU – 2009 - 2011
Chart 55 – Everything Everywhere subscriber data – 2009 - 2011
Chart 56 – SMS and MMS revenue by operator – 2006 - 2010
Chart 57 – SMS and MMS volumes by operator – 2006 – 2010
Chart 58 – Smartphone use and penetration – 2007 - 2012
Chart 59 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Chart 60 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
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 – 2012
Exhibit 6 – Overview of digital media
Exhibit 7 – Operators’ service bundling offers – 2011
Exhibit 8 – Technology developments in bundled services – 2012
Exhibit 9 – Snapshot of digital TV services and providers – 2011
Exhibit 11 – Popular VoIP providers – 2010
Exhibit 12 – Spectrum available for mobile services