Last updated: 20 Nov 2007 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 178
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
This report covers the UK and Ireland, representing key and influential telecom markets. Trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP, VoD and IPTV developments. Subjects include:
BuddeComm’s latest UK and Ireland Annual Publication, ‘2007 Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in the UK and Ireland’, profiles two countries with close links between regulators and telcos. Ireland’s small telecom market contrasts with that of the UK, which is among Europe’s largest and most vibrant. Ireland has been slow to develop broadband and digital TV, while the UK has a highly competitive broadband sector and the largest digital TV market in the EU.
In the UK the markets for triple play continued to mature during 2007, while digital TV take-up reached 85% by mid-year. The country began switching off analogue transmissions in October 2007 in a phased program to 2012. The consolidation of the cable market, with Virgin Media the dominant player, has helped rationalise network upgrades while the operator has extended its footprint through wholesale DSL access. For the country overview, see chapter 1, page 1.
Ireland’s incumbent, eircom, in October 2007 set in train its structural separation, aiming to separate its network infrastructure from its retail business. The model differs from that of BT’s Openreach but if successful it may dramatically boost market competition and provide the stimulus for widespread broadband take-up, encourage investment in network upgrades and promote high-bandwidth triple play services in coming years. For the country overview, see chapter 2, page 95.
This report presents an overview of telecoms liberalisation and privatisation in the UK and Ireland, together with product offerings for both the mobile and broadband sectors. It provides the latest key statistics for operators in all sectors, highlighting market and technological developments and detailing the emergence of media convergence and triple and quad-play in these two important markets. The report also covers the latest regulatory developments, together with an analysis of NGNs and the strategies of the main players in coming years.
Broadband subscribers and penetration in the UK and Ireland - 2004 - 2007
For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on this region, this 170+ page report is essential reading and gives further information on:
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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