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This report offers an update of the UK telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, M&A, and regulation. It includes subscription, revenue, and technology forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • The major mobile and fixed operators in the UK are focused on building widespread, high-quality LTE-A, VoLTE, and next-generation networks.
  • BT has agreed to acquire EE for £12.5bn ($19bn). In October 2015, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally cleared BT’s anticipated acquisition of EE. The final decision will be published by January 18, 2016.
  • CK Hutchison agreed to acquire O2 UK for more than £10bn. Completion of the deal is expected in 2016 – the matter is being examined by the EC, which will reach a final decision by April 18, 2016.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the UK's mobile and fixed markets, identifying recent developments, strategic initiatives, and key products and services.
  • Assesses operator moves including NGA network development, mobile data pricing, recent product offerings, and OTT service launches.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the market leaders in UK mobile and fixed telecoms and what are their market shares?
  • At what rate are 4G subscriptions in the UK growing?
  • How are UK mobile operators pricing their mobile data plans?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: United Kingdom Update, December 2015


  • Further reading
  • Author

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