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United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

  • September 2014
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 32 pages

The UK's broadband market enjoys excellent cross-platform competition, with comprehensive DSL complemented by cable networks which reach about half of all households. The DSL network has been upgraded during the last few years as a result of BT's migration to its new 21CN. Virgin Media, now owned by Liberty Global, has emerged as the best provider in terms of realised speeds the company has rolled out a 120Mb/s service across much of its footprint. In addition, BT's FttC/VDSL service should cover 66% of the population by 2015.

The market remains fiercely competitive as a result of regulatory measures to provide competitor access to BT's exchanges, while similar measures have been undertaken to ensure equal access on fibre networks. Broadband has also been characterised by falling prices and by a gradual increase in average data speeds. This report profiles the overall UK broadband market, covering broadband technologies and including the latest statistics, an update on recent commercial initiatives, an assessment of Next Generation Access, and forecasts to 2020.

Key developments:

BT developing G.fast technology to provide 1Gb/s services; Sky Broadband and TalkTalk to offer 1Gb/s service in York; Google Fibre showing interest to enter the UK market; Virgin Media introduces a 152Mb/s broadband service; Hyperoptic expands its FttP network; Virgin Media acquired by Liberty Global; government allocates £363 million for regional broadband schemes; Fujitsu, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Cisco plan open-access FttP platform to five million homes; superfast broadband accounting for almost 27% of all broadband lines; updates on eHealth initiatives; broadband availability influencing home buying habits; BT launches Fibre-on-Demand product; average download speed reaches 14.7Mb/s; O2 sells broadband and fixed-line business to BSkyB; Rutland Telecom plans for county-wide FttP platform; BT trials 10Gb/s service using XGPON technology; regulator's market data updates; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2014; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

Virgin Media, BT, KCom, Orange, Carphone Warehouse, BSkyB, O2.

Table Of Contents

United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
1. Synopsis
2. Overview
2.1 Broadband statistics
2.2 Emerging trends
2.2.1 E-Health initiatives
2.2.2 Cloud services
2.2.3 Net neutrality
2.2.4 E-commerce
2.3 Government support
2.3.1 Digital Britain
2.3.2 Rural broadband
2.3.3 Municipal investment
2.3.4 Wholesale broadband
2.3.5 Access to cable networks
3. Cable modems
4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.1 DSL providers
4.2 ADSL2+
4.3 SDSL
4.4 Very High Data Rate DSL (VDSL)
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5.1 BT
5.1.1 Fibre-on-Demand (FoD)
5.2 Virgin Media/Fujitsu
5.3 KCom
5.4 Sky Broadband/TalkTalk
5.5 Other developments
5.6 Google Fiber
5.7 FttC developments
5.8 Costing fibre
5.9 G-fast developments
6. Broadband Powerline (BPL)
7. Forecasts broadband subscribers 2007 - 2012; 2020
7.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
7.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
7.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
8. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed-line broadband retail revenue 2001 - 2014
Table 2 Broadband connections by type 2002 - 2013
Table 3 Market share of fixed-line broadband subscribers by provider 2005 - 2013
Table 4 Broadband penetration by technology 2004 - 2013
Table 5 Cable and DSL broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 6 Dial-up internet subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 7 Percentage internet access by dial-up and broadband 2000 - 2013
Table 8 PC, broadband and internet household penetration 2003 - 2013
Table 9 Household broadband penetration by access type 2007 - 2013
Table 10 Value of e-commerce sales 2007 - 2013
Table 11 Internet daily traffic 2005 - 2012
Table 12 Consumer broadband download speed by market share 2008 - 2013
Table 13 Average headline broadband speed and cost 2006 - 2013
Table 14 Average broadband speed 2008 - 2013
Table 15 Average broadband speed by platform 2010 - 2013
Table 16 Superfast broadband subscribers and market share 2010 - 2014
Table 17 Virgin Media subscribers by sector 2007 - 2014
Table 18 Virgin Media ARPU 2007 - 2014
Table 19 Virgin Media revenue 2007 - 2014
Table 20 xDSL subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 21 BT retail and wholesale broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 22 BT retail and wholesale revenue 2009 - 2013
Table 23 FttC availability and projected speeds by distance 2012
Table 24 Household availability of BT FttC network 2010 - 2014
Table 25 Estimated cost of fibre by deployment technology
Table 26 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2010 - 2012; 2020
Table 27 Forecast broadband penetration higher market growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020
Chart 1 Broadband connections by type 2002 2013
Chart 2 Broadband penetration by technology 2004 2013
Chart 3 Cable and DSL broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013
Chart 4 Virgin Media subscribers by sector 2007 - 2014
Chart 5 BT retail and wholesale broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013
Chart 6 BT retail and wholesale revenue (year to Mar) 2009 - 2013
Chart 7 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020
Chart 8 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2007 - 2012; 2020

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