Mobile Telephone Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Mobile Telephone Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.421 | Jan 2016

Still connected: The improving economy and the popularity of smartphones support demand

IBISWorld’s Mobile Telephone Retailers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Dixons Retail plc Dixons Retail plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although consumer demand has been fuelled by solid growth in the number of mobile connections and continuing advances in product design and technology, these changes have not translated well into the retail market. Instead of record sales, industry operators have faced a difficult trading environment. The collapse of Phones 4u in September 2014 caused industry revenue to decline by 20.1% in 2014-15. Revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 6.5% over the five years through 2015-16 to reach £2.4 billion thanks to mounting external competition leading to shrinking profit margins and declines in the average price of phones. Total industry revenue is forecast to decline by 2.2% in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Post-pay mobile phones

Post-pay mobile phones (also known as pay-monthly mobiles) require the consumer to enter into a contract with a network provider under which they receive a monthly bill based on their usage. Selling post-pay or contract mobiles is estimated to account for 59.8% of industry revenue in 2015-16. Over the past five years, there has been a shift from pre-pay to post-pay mobiles. The shift can be attributed to a range of factors, such as the proliferation of cheap mobile contracts, growth in one-month SIM-only contracts and the increasing popularity of smartphones. Frequent new releases of the top smartphones, from Apple and Samsung in particular, have helped support demand for top-end post-pay mobiles... purchase to read more


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What is the Mobile Telephone Retailers Industry?

Retailers in this industry sell mobile telephones. The industry does not include mobile telephone services or outlets run by networks (see IBISWorld report J61.200).

Industry Products
Post-pay mobile phonesPre-pay mobile phones
Industry Activities
Post-pay mobile telephone retailingPre-pay mobile telephone retailingMobile telephone accessories retailing

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