United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
The UK's broadband market enjoys 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. Virgin Media, now owned by Liberty Global, has emerged as the best provider in terms of realised speeds the company has rolled out a 120Mb/s service across much of its footprint, with a programme during 2012 which doubled broadband speeds to customers. 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 similar measures have been 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, covering broadband technologies and including the latest statistics, an update on recent commercial initiatives, an assessment of Next Generation Access, and forecasts to 2020.
BT providing 9.2 million broadband lines to rival operators; Virgin Media acquired by Liberty Global; government allocates £363 million for regional broadband schemes; Fujitsu, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Cisco plan open-access FttP platform to five million homes; superfast broadband accounting for almost 18% of all broadband lines; updates on eHealth initiatives; broadband availability influencing home buying habits; BT launches Fibre-on-Demand product, reduces wholesale FttC pricing; average download speed reaches 14.7Mb/s; O2 sells broadband and fixed-line business to BSkyB; community fibre deployment gaining traction; Rutland Telecom plans for county-wide FttP platform; BT trials 10Gb/s service using XGPON technology; Fujitsu connects first customers to its FttP network; regulator's market data updates; telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2013; market developments to early 2014.
Companies covered in this report include:
Virgin Media, BT, Kcom, Orange, Carphone Warehouse, BSkyB, O2.
5.1.1 Fibre-on-Demand (FoD)5.2 Virgin Media/Fujitsu5.3 KCom5.4 Other developments5.5 FttC developments5.6 Costing fibre6. Broadband Powerline (BPL)7. Forecasts broadband subscribers 2007 - 2012; 20207.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth7.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth7.3 Notes on scenario forecasts8. Related reportsTable 1 Fixed-line broadband retail revenue 2001 - 2013Table 2 Broadband connections by type 2002 - 2013Table 3 Internet connections by consumer group 2003 - 2010Table 4 Share of fixed and mobile broadband subscribers by provider 2006 - 2010Table 5 Market share of fixed-line broadband subscribers by provider 2005 - 2013Table 6 Broadband penetration by technology 2004 - 2013Table 7 Cable and DSL broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013Table 8 Dial-up internet subscribers 2004 - 2013Table 9 Percentage internet access by dial-up and broadband 2000 - 2013Table 10 PC, broadband and internet household penetration 2003 - 2013Table 11 Household broadband penetration by access type 2007 - 2013Table 12 Value of e-commerce sales 2007 - 2012Table 13 Internet daily traffic 2005 - 2012Table 14 Consumer broadband download speed by market share 2008 - 2012Table 15 Average headline broadband speed and cost 2006 - 2013Table 16 Average broadband speed 2008 - 2013Table 17 Average broadband download speed 2008 - 2013Table 18 Average broadband speed by platform 2010 - 2012Table 19 Superfast broadband subscribers and market share 2010 - 2013Table 20 Virgin Media subscribers by sector 2007 - 2013Table 21 Virgin Media ARPU 2007 - 2013Table 22 Virgin Media revenue 2007 - 2013Table 23 xDSL subscribers 2000 - 2013Table 24 BT retail and wholesale broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013Table 25 BT retail and wholesale revenue 2009 - 2013Table 26 FttC availability and projected speeds by distance 2012Table 27 Household availability of BT FttC network 2010 - 2014Table 28 Household superfast broadband availability by technology 2010 - 2012Table 29 Estimated cost of fibre by deployment technologyTable 30 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2010 - 2012; 2020Table 31 Forecast broadband penetration higher market growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020Chart 1 Broadband connections by type 2002 2013Chart 2 Internet connections by consumer group 2003 - 2010Chart 3 Cable and DSL broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013Chart 4 Virgin Media subscribers by sector 2007 - 2013Chart 5 BT retail and wholesale broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013Chart 6 BT retail and wholesale revenue (year to Mar) 2009 - 2013Chart 7 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020Chart 8 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020
- 1. Synopsis
- 2. Overview
- 2.1 Broadband statistics
- 2.2 Emerging trends
- 2.2.1 E-Health initiatives
- 2.2.2 Cloud services
- 2.2.3 Net neutrality
- 2.2.4 E-commerce
- 2.3 Government support
- 2.3.1 Digital Britain
- 2.3.2 Rural broadband
- 2.3.3 Municipal investment
- 2.3.4 Wholesale broadband
- 2.3.5 Access to cable networks
- 3. Cable modems
- 4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
- 4.1 DSL providers
- 4.2 ADSL2+
- 4.3 SDSL
- 4.4 Very High Data Rate DSL (VDSL)
- 5. Fibre-to-the-Premise (FttP) networks
- 5.1 BT