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Wired Telecommunications Carriers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Wired Telecommunications Carriers Market Research Report | SIC J61.100 | Mar 2017

No answer: The industry struggles to compete with substitute services and demand falls

IBISWorld’s Wired Telecommunications Carriers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
British Sky Broadcasting Limited British Sky Broadcasting Limited market share
BT Group BT Group market share
Virgin Media Virgin Media market share
Vodafone Group plc Vodafone Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£11bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-4.1%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
56,164
Businesses
110
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry operates, maintains and provides access to wired telecommunications infrastructure that transmits sound, data, text and video. Over the five years through 2016-17 industry revenue is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.1% to reach £10.6 billion. This decline in revenue is largely attributed to an increase in the quality of substitute products, as the improved quality of wireless telecommunications has encouraged downstream clients to move away from wired telecommunications and towards wireless telecommunications. This shift in consumer preferences has damaged industry demand.

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

PSTN rental

The public switched telephone network (PSTN) is estimated to be the largest segment for operators accounting for 39.5% of industry revenue in 2016-17. PTSN is an international telephone system that uses copper wires to carry analogue voice data. Customers are charged a fee to access the network irrespective of the volume of calls made, sometimes even just to gain access to broadband. Line rental fees are charged by BT, which owns most of the UK telephone network, to cover maintenance and repair expenses. Over the past five years the revenue attributed to this segment has increased as increased demand for internet connections has supported growth. PTSN lines are required to receive fixed-line broadband connections.

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What is the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry?

Industry participants operate, maintain and provide access to facilities that transmit data, text, sound and video using a wired telecommunications infrastructure. The industry also includes firms that purchase access and network capacity from infrastructure owners. It does not cover telecommunications resellers (see IBISWorld report J61.900) or internet service providers (see IBISWorld report J61.400).

Industry Products
CallsISDN rentalPSTN rentalWholesaling
 
Industry Activities
Providing local voice communication servicesProviding long-distance and international voice communication servicesWholesaling access to wired networks


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