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United Kingdom Broadband and Wireless Overview report
Wireless broadband encompasses a wide variety of technologies and services. FWA, WLAN, WiFi and Bluetooth are technologies which facilitate data exchanges without wires, cables and other fixed infrastructures. WiFi hotspots provided buy commercial players have proliferated in recent years, while a growing number of cities have also developed large-scale WiFi/WiMAX zones. This report provides statistics and data for the UK’s wireless broadband market in 2008, reviewing recent developments in WiFi and WLAN infrastructure and satellite broadband. It also reviews the status of the key market players and spectrum licensing, and looks ahead to opportunities for coming years.
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United Kingdom Convergence, Triple Play and Digital TV Report
The UK remains at the forefront of media convergence in Europe. The country’s universal DSL and extensive cable networks have been extensively upgraded and provide an excellent delivery platform for triple play and emerging quad play services. The digital broadcasting industry, including satellite, digital cable, digital terrestrial and IPTV services, is well-established. The UK has the highest level of digital TV penetration in Europe, with a substantial multichannel environment. This report examines the UK’s markets for triple play and convergent services in 2008, including developments in Video-on-Demand, IPTV and VoIP. It also assesses the UK’s broadcasting markets, providing statistics and analysis on the closing analogue FTA environment and the pay TV and cable sectors.
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United Kingdom Key Telecom Market Statistics and Regulatory Overview
The UK’s telecom market is one of the largest in Europe. Mobile and broadband penetration are comfortably ahead of the European average, while the country is a leader in digital TV take-up. Considerable competitive pressure has reduced consumer prices in all sectors, while network capabilities have been greatly expanded following recent investments by British Telecom and Virgin Media in Next Generation Networks. This report analyses the key aspects of the UK’s telecom market in 2008, presenting statistics on the fixed network services sector and an overview of the key regulatory issues including the status of interconnection, Local Loop Unbundling, and carrier preselection. The report reviews the major fixed network telecom operators in the UK, examines the status of fixed network voice services, and assesses the market impact of BT Openreach.
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United Kingdom Mobile Market, 3G, Mobile Data and Forecasts
The UK’s 3G and mobile data market is one of the largest in Europe. Competition among network operators has induced them to provide similar pricing and usage models, commonly including between 3GB and 10GB per month. This has substantially increased consumer use of mobile data, but high charges for extra usage remains burdensome. Low-key data applications such as SMS dominate the market while mobile TV, though widely available, has thus far failed to capture public attention. This report surveys the UK’s mobile data market in 2009, providing an overview of 3G developments, regulatory issues and technologies. It also profiles the major operators, presents statistics on non-voice services, and analyses developments in mobile TV and mobile portals.
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United Kingdom Mobile Market Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
The UK has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, both in revenue and in the number of subscribers. It is served by five major providers which have all launched 3G services, as well as by a growing number of low-cost MVNOs. The market is characterised by new developments in advanced data services such as mobile TV, the bundling of mobile as a quad-play service, and regulatory controls on charges and fees. Mobile penetration is above the EU average, yet subscriber growth remains strong as consumers adopt additional SIMs as well as business-oriented devices such as the BlackBerry, iPhone and G1. Fierce competition has forced operators to concentrate on packaging service bundles and line service promotions, and explore applications such as mobile searching and advertising facilities. ARPU has been relatively stable for all operators, with growing mobile data use offsetting lower voice, interconnection and roaming tariffs. This report surveys the UKs mobile market in 2009, providing an overview of mobile statistics, regulatory issues and technologies. It also profiles the major operators and MVNOs, and looks ahead to mobile developments in coming years.
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