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This FreeSight report contains an executive summary of our 3Q11 United Kingdom Mobile Operator Forecast, 2011 - 2015.
IEMR’s Mobile Operator Forecast on the United Kingdom provides over 50 operational and financial metrics for the UK wireless market and is one of the best forecasts in the industry. We provide five-year forecasts at the operator level going out to 2015. We also provide quarterly historical and forecast data starting in 1Q2003 and ending in 2Q2013. Operators covered for the UK include Vodafone U.K. (Vodafone Limited), Telefónica O2 UK Limited, Everything Everywhere Ltd. (Orange and T-Mobile), Hutchison 3G UK Limited, Virgin Mobile UK (Virgin Mobile Telecoms Ltd.), and Tesco Mobile Ltd. Our Mobile Operator Forecasts are updated quarterly and are available for one-time delivery or through regular updates.
Notable highlights of the 3Q11 United Kingdom Mobile Operator Forecast include:
· Subscriber growth is declining in the UK. The operator-wide average subscriber growth (YoY) was 2.6% in 2Q.2011, up from -0.9% in 2Q.2010. Telefónica O2 UK saw its subscriber growth decrease from 4.7% in 2Q.2010 to 3.9% in 2Q.2011. Vodafone’s subscriber growth (YoY) fell to 1.9% in 2Q.2011, down from 2.1% in 2Q.2010.
The industry average monthly ARPU was US$ 32.67 in 2Q.2011, an improvement with the decline narrowing to -1.5% in 2Q.2011 from a decline of -6.0% in 2Q.2010. Wireless carriers in the United Kingdom continue to lower their ARPUs. Orange (Everything Everywhere)’s monthly ARPU declined by -2.8% (YoY) to reach US$ 30.50 in 2Q.2011. Monthly ARPU at Telefónica O2 UK was US$ 33.71 in 2Q.2011, down -6.1% YoY.