In the following section we highlight some of the key trends emerging this quarter from the data we collect on the UK telecommunications sector.
- UK fixed telephony services generated £2.1bn in revenues in Q2 2012, £60m (2.7%) less than they did in Q2 2011. BT's market share of these revenues was 46.3%, 2.8 percentage points less than it had been a year previously.
- There were 33.2 million fixed lines at the end of June 2012, 77,000 (0.2%) less than was the case a year previously.
- There were 26.8 billion minutes of fixed-originated calls in Q2 2012, 2.3 billion minutes (8.0%) less than in Q2 2011. Over the same period BT's share of fixed-originated call volumes increased by 0.3 percentage points to 37.0%.
- At the end of June 2012 there were 21.1 million UK residential and SME fixed broadband connections, 1.3 million (6.5%) more than was the case a year previously.
- BT's retail share of these connections continued to increase in Q2 2012, and was 29.4% at the end of the quarter, 0.7 percentage points higher than it had been in Q2 2011.
- In Q2 2012, mobile revenues increased by 0.5% quarter-on-quarter and by 0.4% year-on-year. The largest component of this was access and bundled services (subscriptions), which increased 1.0% quarter-on-quarter and 6.5% year-on-year.
- In Q2 2012, mobile call volumes fell 1.6% quarter-on-quarter, and by 0.4% year-on-year. The main contributors to this decline were calls to fixed lines and on-net mobile calls.
- The volume of SMS and MMS messages sent fell for a second consecutive quarter, meaning the total was 2.9% below its Q4 2011 peak.
- The total number of mobile subscribers increased to 81.7 million; up by 0.4% quarter-on-quarter and by 0.6% year-on-year, taking the proportion of subscribers on post-pay tariffs to 51.1%. The number of mobile broadband subscribers fell for a second consecutive quarter, to 4.956million.
Q2 2012 Telecoms Data Tables (CSV, 20.5 KB)
Q2 2012 telecoms data tables (PDF, 495.6 KB)