Mobile operators in United Kingdom

United Kingdom is part of Europe - ZONE 4 country group. Because, one of the most important part of MSISDN is country code, for United Kingdom this number is +44. Estimation of United Kingdom population is about 62,262,000 citizens and capital is London.

At the time of writing this content, United Kingdom has 80.5 million subscribers in total, and about 130.55% penetration rate. The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication is Ofcom.

Fixed line operators

Aw2 Networks Media
British Telecom
Cable and Wireless
COLT Telecom Group
Global Crossing
Kingston Communications
Post Office Home Phone
Sky Talk
TalkTalk (Part of Carphone Warehouse group)
Virgin Media

Mobile operators

UK01(Mapsbury Communicaton)
3 UK (Hutchison Whampoa)
O2 UK (Telefonica)
Orange UK (France Telecom)
T-Mobile UK (Deutsche Telekom)
Vodafone UK (Vodafone)

Mobile Virtual Network Operators

ASDA Mobile
BT Mobile
Dot Mobile
Family Mobile
Fresh Mobile
Globalcell Mobile
Green Mobile
Mobile World
TalkTalk Mobile
Tesco Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Genesis Communications
Lebara Mobile
Giff Gaff

VoIP providers

Speedflow Communications

UK01 UK01 is a mobile network in the UK, operated by Mapesbury Communications Ltd. Currently they do not provide any service; they plan on putting their transmitters inside Wifi Wireless networking boxes used by Spectrum. The service will run on the low power 1800Mhz spectrum. This means that 3G data connections will not be available on UK01's own network. In addition, the 1800Mhz spectrum has a short range so customers will not be able to wander far from the transmitter.

Technology and services: GSM
Ownership: Mapsbury Communicaton

3 UK 3 is a brand name under which several UMTS-based mobile phone networks are operated in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2002. Hutchison Whampoa owns direct majority interests in the companies that operate the networks that are branded 3, except 3 Hong Kong and 3 Indonesia. These networks are majority-owned by the publicly listed Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (HTIL), in which Hutchison Whampoa has a 50.003 percent majority interest.

Technology and services: 2100MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+, 2G roaming on Orange in rural areas
Subscribers in millions: 7.2 (March 2011)
Ownership: Hutchison Whampoa

O2 UK Telefonica Europe plc is a European broadband and telecommunications company that trades as O2.

Technology and services: 900/1800MHz GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 900/2100MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
Subscribers in millions: 22.3 (March 2011)
Ownership: Telefonica

Orange UK & T-Mobile UK Orange UK is a mobile network operator brand and internet service provider in the United Kingdom, which launched in 1994. It was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but was purchased by France Telecom in 2000, which then adopted the Orange brand for all its other mobile communications activities.

Technology and services: GSM
Subscribers in millions: 22.3 (March 2011)
Ownership: France Telecom & Deutsche Telekom

Vodafone UK Vodafone Group plc is a telco brand and global telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest mobile telecommunications company measured by revenues and the world's second-largest measured by subscribers (behind China Mobile), with around 341 million proportionate subscribers as of November 2010.

Technology and services: 900/1800MHz GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 2100MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
Subscribers in millions: 19.1 (March 2011)
Ownership: Vodafone

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