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Telecommunications Resellers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Telecommunications Resellers Market Research Report | SIC J61.900 | Mar 2017

Strong connection: Technological development is anticipated to support revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Telecommunications Resellers 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
Gamma Communications plc Gamma Communications plc market share
Giffgaff Ltd Giffgaff Ltd market share
Tesco Mobile Limited Tesco Mobile Limited market share
Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Increased competition and regulation has driven down prices, limiting industry revenue
  • The growing adoption of 4G services has supported revenue growth overthe past three years
  • The potential rollout of 5G services is likely to support revenue growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Telecommunications Resellers industry is structured uniquely when compared with other industries in the telecommunications sector. Industry operators do not own any infrastructure, but instead pay carriers for indirect access to their networks in order to deliver various telecommunications services. This allows operators to benefit from wired and wireless services at a relatively low cost, giving them higher wholesale margins than they would otherwise achieve, given the low-end markets that resellers tend to target. Industry operators provide telecommunications services to both consumers and businesses, often targeting their products to specific niche markets.

Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.9%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Telecommunications Resellers industry has struggled as a whole over the past five years. Industry performance is largely influenced by the adoption of mobile connections, demand for technology in its key selling markets and regulation affecting the telecommunications sector. Over the past decade, there has been a significant shift in demand for industry services, which has affected the composition of the industry. Demand for wireless services, in particular mobile data, has increased considerably, while demand for traditional wired services has fallen. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.9% to reach £4.3 billion, largely due to increased levels of internal competition weighing on revenue growth. Des.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Telecommunications Resellers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Telecommunications Resellers Industry are

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Access to niche markets
  • Use of production techniques that add value to base product(s)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile connections and Number of businesses in the Telecommunications Resellers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Telecommunications Resellers Industry?

    Telecommunications resellers provide fixed, mobile and data telecommunication services over networks owned by a third party. Industry operators purchase network capacity from network providers and sell it on through their own channels. The industry does not include wired telecommunication providers, wireless telecommunication providers or internet service providers.

    Industry Products
    Mobile servicesData servicesWired servicesPhone cards
    Industry Activities
    Reselling fixed-line accessReselling mobile telephony and related servicesReselling internet line access, backhaul and traditional data servicesReselling fixed-line voice services Reselling infrastructure access

    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
  • Number of mobile connections
  • Number of businesses
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Current Performance
  • Wireless subscribers
  • Competitive pressures
  • Falling prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Referendum effect
  • Enterprises and establishments
  • Wireless growth
  • Table: Telecommunications Resellers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Telecommunications Resellers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Financial and Insurance Activities
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Products & Services
  • Mobile services
  • Data services
  • Wired services
  • Phone cards
  • Chart: Telecommunications Resellers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Telecommunications Resellers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Transmission and interconnection fees
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation, marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Telecommunications Resellers
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Telecommunications Resellers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Tesco Mobile Limited
    Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited
    Giffgaff Ltd
    Gamma Communications plc
  • Table: Tesco Mobile Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Giffgaff Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Gamma Communications plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Telecommunications Resellers 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 Telecommunications Resellers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Stands for average revenue per user.
  • Backhaul
  • The part of the network that transports communication data from small end-user networks to the primary central network.
  • Customer Churn
  • The rate at which customers join or leave a firm. It is calculated by taking the number of customers that discontinue a service and dividing it by the average number of customers over the same period.
  • Mobile Value-Added Service
  • Additional services other than network access and calls that can provide additional revenue streams.
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operator (Mvno)
  • A company that buys network capacity to market and sell through its own channels.

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    • 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 Telecommunications Resellers 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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