UK operators are becoming increasingly reliant on VDSL technology to support high-speed broadband services in the medium term. In addition, a number of important acquisitions mark the movement towards convergence, with major UK-based ISP’s looking to launch quad play services over the next 18 months.
- Broadband subscribers increased 4.5% in 2014 to 24 million according to figures estimated by IHS.
- Only 1.9% of BT’s total broadband connections used FTTP while 26% used VDSL, and according to IHS VDSL will become the dominant technology for high-speed services within the next 5 years.
- UK operators are looking to quad play services to increase their revenues and reduce churn, but they will adopt different approaches to their convergent offerings.
- The BT-EE and Sky-O2 deals put pressure on Vodafone as it seeks to re-enter the consumer fixed broadband space.
In this report: A review of the UK broadband market in 2014
List of tables and charts:
- UK broadband connections 2008 – 2018
- UK High-speed broadband connections 2008 – 2018
- Quad play tariffs currently available in the UK
- UK fixed broadband market shares at end-2014
- Quad play launch timeline.
Number of pages: 4
Number of charts and tables: 5
Manager – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms
Ms. Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, leads strategic analysis in telecom for the Service Providers & Platforms team.