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The state of the UK MVNO market

Chris West Chris West

Check out the key themes emerging in the telco sub sector and MVNO’s impact on the overall telecommunications sector.

Our recent analysis of the UK's Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market, prepared with our partners at Mobilise Consulting, highlights some key themes.

The main findings of our research

More than 80% of customers are with one of the top six MNVO’s, and our analysis suggests the market is ripe for further consolidation. We expect a few prominent players to leave the market within the next two years and that the overall marketplace will simplify.

Given the impact of Brexit, and other specific regulations in roaming services that come into effect this year, significant innovation in relation to mobile data usage can be expected. We also await to see whether changes in roaming regulation (i.e. roam like you’re at home) will unhinge the business case for the roaming MVNOs?

For more information, visit our dedicated Telecoms sector hub. Read Chris West’s blog detailing his experiences and the key trends emerging from the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.