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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