UK fixed telecoms market: broadband and telephony trends to Q4 2011
In this presentation we show our analysis of trends in UK broadband and telephony to December 2011, based on the published results of the major service providers.
Highlights for the December quarter include a return to the lower rate of broadband market growth seen prior to mid-2010, accelerating growth in the number of subscribers to high speed broadband and the continuing increase in market share of BT Retail and BSkyB at the expense of virtually all other players
This quarter’s edition includes a look at Openreach’s wholesale FTTP On Demand, planned for launch in 2013.
Following announcements by Virgin Media to double the speeds used by most cable customers, and by BSkyB to launch high speed broadband offer in April based on Openreach’s wholesale VDSL product, by 2016 we now expect about half of UK residential broadband subscribers to be on high speed broadband, i.e. xDSL or GPON at 30 Mbit/s plus, and DOCSIS at 20 Mbit/s plus