Ireland Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Ireland Telecommunications Report
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BMI View: Bundling of fixed and mobile products is a critical strategy as it lowers churn and enables operators to sell new services to their customers. Operators are investing in advanced fixed and mobile services, such as 4G, VDSL and fibre to attract consumers onto 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 uptakes going forward are crucial to market growth as operators offer innovative services to attract new customers and to retain existing clientele in both, especially as the potential for deepening remains strong, with many users still on DSL or 3G services available for migration.

High CapEx - Hutschison 3G Ireland
2013-2015 (EURmn)
Source: BMI, Operator Data

Key Data

  • The mobile market reported net additions in Q415, after two quarters of consecutive losses in the first two quarters of the year. Volatility seems to lessen following the merger between 3 and O2, with 5.158mn subscribers at the end of December 2015.

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

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Industry Forecast
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Latest Updates
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Structural Trends
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2013-2020)
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Industry Risk Reward Ratings
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Western Europe Risk/Reward Index
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Table: Western Europe Risk/Reward Index, Q3 2016
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Ireland
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Market Overview
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Market Drivers & Trends
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Mobile
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Wireline Voice & Broadband
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Pay-TV/Convergence
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Regulatory Development
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Regulatory Overview
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Mobile Termination Rates
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Competitive Landscape
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Table: Key Players: Ireland Telecoms Sector
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Table: Mobile Market Overview
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Operators Data
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Table: Vodafone
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Table: 3
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Table: Meteor
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Company Profile
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eir
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Vodafone Ireland
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Hutchison 3G Ireland
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Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Ireland 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Ireland 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Ireland 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Ireland 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Ireland 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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The Ireland Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Ireland's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Ireland Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Ireland.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Ireland to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Irish telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Ireland's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Ireland.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.