Contains Updated and Extended Forecasts for the Fixed, Mobile and Broadband Sectors Through to the End of 2016
<="story_subheadline">DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets( has announced the addition of the “United Kingdom Telecommunications Report Q1 2012” report to their offering.

The Q112 update to the UK Telecommunications Report contains an analysis of market trends and data using the latest data released by fixed-line and broadband providers and mobile operators to the end of September 2011, as well as from the telecoms regulator Ofcom. It also contains updated and extended forecasts for the fixed, mobile and broadband sectors through to the end of 2016. The report also includes BMI’s operator tables for converged service providers BT, Virgin Media and BSkyB at the end of the internet market data analysis section.

While we forecast continued strong growth in 3G subscriptions, which will increasingly become the norm, increasing to 60.875mn subscriptions in 2016 we now forecast the mobile market will reach 85.597mn subscribers by 2016, with market growth decelerating as the market penetration increases, falling to 1.8% growth pa in 2016.

BMI calculates that BT continues to lead in the broadband market with 29.2% market share in Q311, up from 27.9% in Q310 as it begins to benefit from fibre roll-out that has proved popular with subscribers. It is also benefiting from its ability to bundle services together, which had previously been denied it by the regulator. Although the broadband market is highly competitive, with the presence of alternative providers TalkTalk, the second largest provider following the integration of Tiscali’s subscribers onto its network, and cable operator Virgin Media, it is BSkyB that has outperformed. Satellite broadcaster BSkyB has reported strong broadband subscriber growth on its network, reaching 3.485mn broadband subscriptions by the end of September 2011, recording impressive 24.4% y-o-y growth, over which time its market share increased from 14.7% to 17%.

Companies Mentioned:

BT O2 Vodafone Everything Everywhere T-Mobile (Everything Everywhere) Orange (Everything Everywhere)

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