07/06/2016


TelecoWorld: United Kingdom

 

Official Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Capital: London
Population: 63.74 million (UIT 2014)
Currency: Pound sterling
Calling Code: +44
Regulatory Agency: OFCOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

The figure in the following presents the evolution of the number of fixed and mobile phones in the United Kingdom. (Source:UIT and OFCOM).

 

 

 

Thousands

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
∆Year
Mobile Accesses 81,165 81,611 83,400 82,670 83,660 85,300 2.0%
Fixed Telephones 33,409 33,252 33,197 33,384 33,238 33,480 (2.4%)
Fixed Broadband 19,130 20,571 21,637 22,807 23,730 24,652 10.7%
Mobile Broadband 4,818 5,056 5,070 4,910 5,200 5,600 7.7%

Source: Ofcom

*Cable + Satellite

 

 

Densities

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Mobile Accesses/100 inhab. 130.2 130.2 132.3 130.4 131.2 133.8
Fixed Tel./100 inhab. 53.4 53.0 52.7 52.7 52.1 52.1
Fixed Broadband/100 inhab. 30.7 32.8 34.3 36.0 37.2 38.7
Mobile Broadband/100 inhab. 7.7 8.1 8.0 7.7 8.2 8.8

 

 

 

Mobile Operators

 

Mobile Acceses (thousands) 1Q15 2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 1Q16
∆Qter
∆Year
24,334 24,246 24,200 24,187 - - -
Vodafone 18,415 18,317 18,333 18,395 18,197 0.1% (6.3%)
O2 (Telefonica) - - - - -. - -
H3G ** - - - - - - -

Source: Operators

Note: Since 1Q15 O2's results were discontinuated by Telefónica.

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Mobile Acceses (thousands)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
27,214 26,834 26,148 24,774 24,476 24,187 (1.2%)
19,171 19,330 19,544 19,368 19,853  18,395 7.3%
22,212 22,168 22,864 23,649 24,726 - 3.4%
7,889 9,062 9,052 9,842 10,286 - 8.7%
Total
81,165 81,611 83,400 82,670 83,660 85,300 2.0%

*In 4Q09 T-Mobile and Orange unified their operations the United Kingdom through the brand Everything Everywhere

** including Irland.

 

 

 

Vodafone

O2

T-Mobile

Orange

 

 

Fixed Telephony Operators

 

Quarter Performance

 

Thousands

1Q15 2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 ∆Qter ∆Year
13,115 12,990 12,894 12,818 (0.6%) (3.2%)
Virgin Media
4,699 4,709 4,707 4,744 0.8% 0.1%
Others
15,714 15,919 15,995 15,649 (2.2%) 0.6%
Total
33,528 33,617 33,596 33,211 (1.1%) (1.0%)

Source: OFCOM

 

 

Thousands

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
∆Year
BT 17,023 16,683 14,503 13,745
13,243
12,818
(3.2%)
Virgin Media 4,940 4,955 4,838 4,751
4,737
4,744
0.1%
Others 11,357 11,662 13,803 14,819
15,557
15,649
0.6%
Total 33,320 33,300 33,145 33,316
33,537
33,211
(1.0%)

Source: OFCOM

 

 

BT: www.bt.com

Virgin Media: www.virginmedia.com

 

 

Broadband Operators

 

Quarter Performance

 

Thousands

1Q15 2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 ∆Qter ∆Year
BT (retial) 7,706 7,808 7,875 7,987 1.4% 5.2%
ADSL 15,232 15,001 14,759 14,493 (1.8%) (6.7%)
Cable  4,568 4,578 4,632 4,701 1.5% 3.5%
Others (Includes FTTx) 4,207 4,594 4,991 5,458 9.4% 49.5%
Total 24,007 24,174 24,382 24,652 1.1% 3.9%

Source: Ofcom

Note: Since 4Q12 broadband accesses are no longer released by operators.

 

 

Annual Performance

 

Thousands

2012 2013 2014 2015 ∆Year
BT (retail DSL) 6,404 7,116 7,594 7,987 5.2%
Other DSL 16,245 16,057 15,538 14,493 (6.7%)
Virgin Media Cable 4,290 4,394 4,541 4,701 3.5%
Others 1,101 2,356 3,651 5,458 49.5%
Total 21,636 22,807 23,730 24,652 3.9%

 

 

Economy

 

Thousands

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ∆Year
Telecom Revenue 41,600 41,300 40,400 39,900 39,400 38,100 37,400 (1.8%)
Ebitda 10,002 10,026 9,779 10,084 10,046 10,090 10,210 1.2% 
Ebitda Margin 24.0% 24.3% 24.2% 25.3% 25.5% 26.5% 27.3% -

Source: Ofcom and Operators

 

 

 

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