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


  • The UK telecom market is one of the largest in Europe with intense competition in both the mobile and fixed sectors. Mobile ARPU has fallen steadily over the past two years; it fell by more than 9% from 2014 to 2016.
  • BT completed the acquisition of mobile operator EE following the approval of the deal by the regulator in January 2016. As a result, Deutsche Telekom and Orange now own 12% and 4% of BT, respectively. The European Commission blocked CK Hutchison's proposed acquisition of O2 UK in May 2016.
  • The impact of Brexit on the UK telecom market might not be that significant; it depends on the future plans of the government. There will not be any telco revenue fluctuation in the local currency, though it is expected in reported currencies for the short term.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the UK mobile and fixed markets.
  • Assesses operator moves, including NGA network development.

Key questions answered

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

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: UK Update, November 2016

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