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Communication Equipment Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Communication Equipment Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C26.300 | Mar 2017

A bad line: the industry is expected to continue its long-term decline over the coming years

IBISWorld’s Communication Equipment Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Siemens plc Siemens plc market share
Sony Europe Limited Sony Europe Limited market share
Vertu Corporation Limited Vertu Corporation Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry is expected to continue to decline, despite a boost to exports in the current year
  • The major players have been able to boost their profitability by focusing on high-value goods
  • The more widespread adoption of ultra-HD technology is likely to be a beneficial trend to the industry
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The world is an increasingly connected place. People communicate through a host of devices and services such as smartphones and computers. Connections are made via radio and TV, and infrastructure such as alarm systems are now often connected to the authorities. Communication equipment is used to provide these connections and its manufacture is consequently an increasingly important aspect of the global manufacturing sector.

Despite increased global demand, the industry is declining as cost pressures have forced many manufacturers to relocate offshore. Strong imports and technology convergence have led to increasing competition for local manufacturers that operate in a highly globalised industry. Industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 4.3%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a medium level of concentration, with three major players dominating the industry. Market share concentration has increased over the past five years. The largest manufacturers have differentiated themselves based on the quality of goods produced or by servicing niche markets where price is not the main point of competition. The four largest industry players account for an estimated 55.2% of industry revenue.

Market share concentration has increased steadily over the past five years. Concentration heightened as UK manufacturers faced increased price competition from international producers. In addition, some companies operating on a lower value-added model of production chose to migrate production to countries where labour costs and other overheads were lower. Sma.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers and IT and telecommunications adoption in the Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture telecommunication and broadcasting equipment. Products include telephones (fixed-line, cordless and mobile), data communications equipment, pagers, modems, burglar and fire alarm systems, transmitting and receiving antenna and radio and TV transmitters. Products also include other broadcasting equipment, including professional video cameras.

    Industry Products
    TV and radio broadcasting equipmentData reception and transmission equipmentBurglar and fire alarmsAerialsOther communication equipmentTelephones
    Industry Activities
    Telecommunications equipmentModems and carrier equipmentTelephone equipmentRadio and TV broadcasting equipmentCable TV equipmentInfrared signal deviceTransmitting and receiving antenna

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from radio broadcasting
  • Current Performance
  • Serious competition
  • Value-added products
  • Alarm systems
  • Key players
  • Remaining profitable
  • Referendum boost
  • Volatile wages
  • Converging technologies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Exports benefit
  • Technological changes
  • Further decline
  • Table: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Manufacture of Plastic Plates, Sheets, Tubes and Profiles
  • Products & Services
  • Burglar and fire alarms
  • TV and radio broadcasting equipment
  • Other communication equipment
  • Data reception and transmission equipment
  • Aerials
  • Telephones
  • Chart: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • TV and radio broadcasters
  • Communications service providers
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Research and development
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Siemens plc
    Sony Europe Limited
    Vertu Corporation Limited
  • Table: Siemens plc - financial performance
  • Table: Sony Europe Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Vertu Corporation Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Any 'always on' high-data rate internet connection with an access rate in excess of 265 kilobytes per second.
  • Cctv
  • The use of video cameras to transmit video to remote locations. CCTV stands for closed-circuit television.
  • Tetra
  • Stands for terrestrial trunked radio. TETRA is a professional mobile radio, commonly known as a walkie-talkie.
  • Voip
  • A system for converting analogue audio feeds into digital for the purpose of making calls over the internet or other communication networks.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Communication Equipment Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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