Market share held by mobile operators in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by subscriber

Mobile operators: market shares in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017 This statistic shows the market shares held by mobile operators in the United Kingdom (UK) as at 31 December 2016. BT, including Everything Everywhere (EE) held the greatest share of the market with 29 percent followed by O2 who held 27 percent. The four main mobile network operators (MNO) in the UK are Vodafone, Three (3), EE and O2. Most others are categorized as mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). These companies purchase the right from the MNO to use the wireless network infrastructure over which they provide their services to customers.
EE was established by Deutsche Telekom and Orange S.A., but was later bought by the BT Group. There is a growing array of MVNOs under EE with it's number having reached approximately 4.2 million MVNOs in 2015. O2 (UK), formerly known as BT Cellnet, was also purchased by a larger company. In 2005, the Spanish company Telefónica purchased O2.
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Market share
BT (including EE)29%
O227%
Vodafone22%
Three11%
Tesco Mobile6%
Virgin Mobile4%
Talk Talk1%
Market share
BT (including EE)29%
O227%
Vodafone22%
Three11%
Tesco Mobile6%
Virgin Mobile4%
Talk Talk1%
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This statistic shows the market shares held by mobile operators in the United Kingdom (UK) as at 31 December 2016. BT, including Everything Everywhere (EE) held the greatest share of the market with 29 percent followed by O2 who held 27 percent. The four main mobile network operators (MNO) in the UK are Vodafone, Three (3), EE and O2. Most others are categorized as mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). These companies purchase the right from the MNO to use the wireless network infrastructure over which they provide their services to customers.
EE was established by Deutsche Telekom and Orange S.A., but was later bought by the BT Group. There is a growing array of MVNOs under EE with it's number having reached approximately 4.2 million MVNOs in 2015. O2 (UK), formerly known as BT Cellnet, was also purchased by a larger company. In 2005, the Spanish company Telefónica purchased O2.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
Market share in this statistic is measured as a share of the total subscriber base.

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