Ireland Telecommunications Report Q4 2016

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Date: 21-Sep-2016
No. of pages: 58

BMI View: We have not made forecast changes to

our Irish telecommunications outlook in the Q4 2016

report update. We maintain our core view that

bundling of fixed and mobile products is a crucial

strategy as it lowers churn and enables operators to

sell new services to existing clients. Operators are

investing in advanced fixed and mobile services,

such as 4G, VDSL and fibre to attract clients on

their platforms, while the market has become more

convergent, with Vodafone launching its TV service

to join eir and Virgin Media in potentially offering

quad-play. We retain our view that higher levels of

advanced technological uptake are critical to market

growth as carriers offer innovative services to retain

their core clients and to attract new prospective

customers. This holds true as the potential for

deepening in the market remains strong, with many

users still using DSL, and 3G services remain available for migration.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments

? The mobile market reported net losses in Q116, a trend also seen in 2015. Overall volatility seems to

have lessened following the merger between 3 and O2, with an estimated 5,16mn subscribers by the end

of March 2016.

? We retain our outlook for a strong converged services market driven by the bundling of advanced

technological products and services out to 2020 as upselling innovation remains a crucial strategy to drive

operator revenue.

? The latest regulator data suggest 3G and 4G users grew by 36.1% y-o-y at end of Q315.

Ireland Telecommunications Report Q4 2016

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View 7
Industry Forecast 10
Latest Updates 10
Structural Trends 10
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2013-2020) 13
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 14
Western Europe Risk/Reward Index 14
Table: Western Europe Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2016 16
Ireland Risk/Reward Index 17
Market Overview 19
Market Drivers And Trends 19
Mobile 19
Wireline Voice And Broadband 23
Pay-TV/Convergence 26
Regulatory Development 29
Regulatory Overview 29
Industry Risks 29
Main Development: Spectrum Repurpose And Further Licensing 30
Additional Developments 31
Mobile Termination Rates 31
Competitive Landscape 33
Table: Key Players: Ireland Telecoms Sector 33
Table: Mobile Market Overview 33
Operators Data 34
Table: Vodafone 34
Table: Meteor 34
Table: Hutchison 3G Ireland 35
Company Profile 38
eir 38
Vodafone Ireland 41
Hutchison 3G Ireland 44
Demographic Forecast 47
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Ireland 1990-2025) 48
Table: Key Population Ratios (Ireland 1990-2025) 48
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Ireland 1990-2025) 49
Table: Population By Age Group (Ireland 1990-2025) 49
Table: Population By Age Group % (Ireland 1990-2025) 50
Glossary 52
Table: Glossary Of Terms 52
Methodology 54
Industry Forecast Methodology 54
Sources 56
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 56
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 57
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 58

List of Tables

Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2013-2020)
Table: Western Europe Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2016
Table: Key Players: Ireland Telecoms Sector
Table: Mobile Market Overview
Table: Vodafone
Table: Meteor
Table: Hutchison 3G Ireland
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Ireland 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Ireland 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Ireland 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Ireland 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Ireland 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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