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Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Market Research Report | SIC J61.200 | Feb 2017

High wire: Revenue has declined consistently over the past five years, though opportunities remain

IBISWorld’s Wireless Telecommunications Carriers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Everything Everywhere Ltd Everything Everywhere Ltd market share
Hutchison 3G UK Holdings Ltd Hutchison 3G UK Holdings Ltd market share
Telefonica O2 UK Telefonica O2 UK market share
Vodafone Group plc Vodafone Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Intense competition and cuts to mobile termination rates have led to falling revenue
  • Reductions in mobile termination rates have caused revenue to fall
  • The shift to 5G is expected to boost revenue, but hamper profitability due to increased investment
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry is dominated by four mobile network operators (MNOs), which generate over 95% of industry revenue. The performance of the overall market is therefore dictated largely by the performance of these four MNOs. The overall industry includes all UK companies that operate, maintain and provide access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video using wireless telecommunications infrastructure. Due to the nature of its services, the industry is heavily affected by developments in systems and technology and competition for wired telecommunications services. Mobile phone penetration rates within UK households and the average level of disposable income also influence industry demand... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Access and voice services

Access and voice services are estimated to be the largest segment in the current year, accounting for 55.4% of industry revenue. This segment includes both regular call charges and bundled services. Bundled services incorporate messaging and data services that are part of a post-paid monthly mobile contract. Growth from this segment has been falling but at a slower rate in recent years, mainly at the expense of the wired telecommunications industry. An increasing number of consumers have dropped their traditional landlines in favour of wireless services. However, voice revenue has fallen significantly over the past five years as ARPU has fallen. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile connections and Real household disposable income in the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry?

    Companies in this industry operate, maintain and provide access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video using wireless telecommunications infrastructure. Businesses in the industry also provide internet access through wireless infrastructure. The industry does not include telecommunications resellers (see IBISWorld report J61.900).

    Industry Products
    Access and voice servicesMessaging and data servicesWholesaling
    Industry Activities
    Providing wireless network communication services Providing SMS and MMS services Providing internet access via wireless infrastructureProviding other cellular and wireless telecommunications services

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of mobile connections
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from wired telecommunications carriers
  • Business confidence index
  • Current Performance
  • App market
  • Efficient operations
  • The regulatory network
  • Profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Following the data
  • Weak signal
  • Tariff changes
  • Table: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Telecommunications Resellers
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity & Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Products & Services
  • Access and voice services
  • Messaging and data services
  • Wholesaling
  • Other
  • Chart: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers on post-paid contracts
  • Businesses
  • Consumers on prepaid contracts
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Service fees
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    EE Limited
    Telefonica UK Limited
    Vodafone Limited
    Hutchison 3G UK Ltd
  • Table: EE Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Telefonica UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Vodafone Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hutchison 3G UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Average Revenue Per User (Arpu)
  • A key performance indicator in telecommunications that indicates whether growth is due to increased customers or phone usage. ARPU equals revenue divided by the average number of subscribers.
  • Internet Of Things
  • The interconnection of devices via the internet, allowing devices to interact with people, applications and each other.
  • Long-Term Evolution (Lte)
  • LTE is a wireless broadband technology designed to support roaming internet access via mobile phones and handheld devices.
  • Mobile Network Operator (Mno)
  • A mobile network operator provides wireless voice and data services for its subscribed mobile users.
  • Mobile Termination Rates (Mtr)
  • Mobile termination rates are the wholesale fees that one telecommunications operator charges to another for terminating calls on its network.
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operator (Mvno)
  • A company that provides mobile telephone services to customers but does not have its own wireless network.
  • Quad-Play
  • A bundled package that includes wired and wireless telephony, broadband and TV.

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    This report on Wireless Telecommunications Carriers:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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