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Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C27.310 | Sep 2016

Peak performance: Strong investment from the public and private sectors supports growth

IBISWorld’s Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Brand-Rex Ltd Brand-Rex Ltd market share
CommScope Connectivity UK Ltd CommScope Connectivity UK Ltd market share
Prysmian Group Prysmian Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for high-speed broadband has supported growth throughout the period
  • The government has made broadband an infrastructure priority, focusing public-sector investment
  • The depreciation of the pound is expected to support a growth in exports over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry produces various types of fibre-optic cables, including single-mode optical cables, multi-mode optical cables and plastic optical fibre cables. International trade has a significant influence on the performance of the industry, with imports satisfying over 45% of domestic demand and exports accounting for approximately one-third of industry revenue.

Industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.8% over the five years through 2016-17, supported by heavy investment in superfast broadband networks by telecommunications companies. Investments made by the government have also supported growth. Meanwhile, demand from other downstream industries, such as TV broadcasters, has broadly improved over the past five years, further supporting growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs indicate a high level of investment in depreciable assets, such as buildings and equipment. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs suggest high labour intensity.

The industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity, with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:5.18 in 2016-17. This indicates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £5.18 is spent on labour. The industry requires relatively skilled personnel for production and research and development activities. Firms also use various types of machinery and equipment to manufacture fibre-optic cables. Inv.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from internet service providers and Real effective exchange rate in the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry produces fibre-optic cables that are used to transmit data and live images. The manufacture of glass fibres, strands, optical cable sets or assemblies with connectors is excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
    Single-mode optical cableMulti-mode optical cablePlastic optical fibre cable
    Industry Activities
    single-mode optical cablesmulti-mode optical cables plastic optical fibre cables

    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 internet service providers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Real gross fixed investment
  • Government capital expenditure
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Current Performance
  • Demand expands
  • Government contribution
  • Weak export sales
  • Downstream demand conditions
  • Profitability improves
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand rises
  • Government commitment
  • Other downstream conditions
  • International trade influences
  • Margins widen
  • Table: Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Electricity Transmission
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications Resellers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Single-mode optical cable
  • Multi-mode optical cable
  • Plastic optical fibre cable
  • Chart: Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Telecommunications industry
  • Medical sector
  • TV broadcasters
  • Other
  • Military and defence sector
  • Wind power producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fibre-Optic Cable 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
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd
    CommScope Connectivity UK Ltd
    Brand-Rex Ltd
  • Table: Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: CommScope Connectivity UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Brand-Rex Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fibre-Optic Cable 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 Fibre-Optic Cable 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
    Fibre To The Cabinet (Fttc)
  • Fibre-optic cable reaching a street cabinet that is linked to buildings and homes.
  • Fibre To The Home (Ftth)
  • A fibre-optic broadband network that reaches the boundary of the living space, such as a box on the outside wall of a house.
  • Video-On-Demand Services
  • Services that allow users to select and watch video content when they choose to, rather than having to watch at a specific broadcast time.

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    • 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 Fibre-Optic Cable 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
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