Resilient, with (transient) price rises to come: UK mobile market in Q4 2022

29 March 2023

Mobile service revenue growth remained strong at 5% this quarter, albeit 1ppt lower than Q3 as boosts from roaming and the spring price rises diminished.

The cost-of-living crisis is becoming evident in weak net adds in the consumer segment while the B2B market remains quite robust for now.

Although the operators will implement in-contract price rises of 14-17% in April, the revenue impact will be much more muted (+4-9% for 2023), and transient (disappearing as customers recontract)—unlike their rising costs.

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