Pay-TV Penetration

20 July 2010

The most recent quarterly operating statistics for the UK pay-TV providers point to the continued rapid slow-down in consumer subscriptions. This short note analyses the figures and offers a forecast for subscriber numbers over the next decade.

Business mobile data may be different. Mobile professionals are not major users of SMS, and will be prepared to pay for mobile access to networks. But we still have trouble seeing data accounting for more than 25% of operators’ revenues by the last years of the decade. Much of this revenue will still be derived from plain vanilla SMS, provided the regulators don't sink their teeth into the networks first.

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