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Internet Service Providers in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Internet Service Providers Market Research Report | SIC J61.400 | Sep 2016

Strong signal: Increased demand for fibre-optic broadband has supported industry growth

IBISWorld’s Internet Service Providers 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
British Sky Broadcasting Limited British Sky Broadcasting Limited market share
BT Group BT Group market share
TalkTalk Group TalkTalk Group market share
Virgin Media Virgin Media market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Internet Service Providers industry includes operators that deliver internet access via fixed lines to businesses, households and the government. Providers may also offer a range of related services to businesses and large corporations. Over the five years through 2016-17, demand for industry services is forecast to increase, as the internet has become more essential in terms of the day-to-day lives of consumers and businesses. Increased innovation in the industry has led to increased demand for industry services. Entrenched services such as browsing, communications and social networking, have made the internet a necessity. Moreover, new downstream markets have been created that rely entirely on internet services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The UK Internet Service Providers industry has a high level of market concentration. IBISWorld expects the top four providers to account for 88.2% of total industry revenue in 2016-17. Over the past five years, industry concentration has increased as major players have increased their investment in the industry to expand their customer base. The concentration of the industry is largely affected by the ownership of wired network infrastructure, which is the main reason BT and Virgin Media have remained top players. In recent years, competition amongst the major players has increased, with Sky's market share increasing due to successful bundling of industry services.

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What is the Internet Service Providers Industry?

Companies in this industry provide internet access via fixed lines to businesses, households and the government. Internet services are provided via dial-up and fixed broadband connections. The industry also includes the provision of other corporate data services. Mobile-internet provision is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Broadband and narrowbandOther data servicesIP VPNEthernet
Industry Activities
Internet service provisionInternet Protocol virtual private network (IP VPN) servicesEthernet services

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