The mobile phone giant improved on the lows at the height of the first wave of Covid-19 but roaming charge revenues remain below pre-pandemic levels
UK TELECOMS IN FIXED TELEPHONY: Aw2 Networks Media, British Telecom, Cable and Wireless, COLT Telecom Group, Easynet
The UK’s telecom market is characterised by fierce competition in the mobile and broadband sectors, and by an innovative broadcast sector which has pioneered business models for distributing digital content. Consumer prices across the board have fallen steadily in recent years, while network capabilities have been greatly expanded following recent investments by British Telecom and Virgin Media.
The mobile market is served by major providers with a significant international presence.
The UK’s mobile data market, based on extensive 3G and 4G networks, is one of the largest in Europe. Competition among network operators has induced them to provide similar pricing and usage models. This has substantially increased consumer use of mobile data.