This is the twelfth year in which Ofcom has published the International Communications Market Report, which provides comparative international data on the communications sector. In this report we compare industry structures and consumer outcomes in the UK with those in 16 comparator countries, in telecoms, TV and video, radio and audio, internet and online content, and post.
The aim of the report is to compare the UK communications sector with a range of countries in order to assess how the UK is performing in an international context.
This report is intended to be used in a number of ways: to benchmark the UK’s communications sector, to learn from market and regulatory developments in other countries, and to provide the context for Ofcom’s regulatory initiatives. It also contributes to the information we draw upon, enabling us to understand how our actions and priorities can influence outcomes for citizens and consumers, and for communications markets generally. This report complements other research published by Ofcom and forms part of the Communications Market Report series, which includes the UK Communications Market Report and specific reports for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (all published in August 2017).