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Mobile Telephone Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Mobile Telephone Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.421 | Feb 2017

Cold call: External competition is intense, with customers visiting shops before buying online

IBISWorld’s Mobile Telephone Retailers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Dixons Retail plc Dixons Retail plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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, industry operators have faced a difficult trading environment. The collapse of Phones 4u in September 2014 caused industry revenue to decline by 17.3% in 2014-15. However, following the sale of Phones 4u retail units, other companies within the industry were able to expand, boosting total industry revenue by approximately 18.9% the following year. Revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1% over the five years through 2016-17 to £3.3... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Post-pay mobile phones contracts

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 51.9% of industry revenue in 2016-17. 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.

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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 phones contractsBlended mobile phones contractsPre-pay mobile phones
Industry Activities
Post-pay mobile telephone retailingPre-pay mobile telephone retailingMobile telephone accessories retailing

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