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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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand has fallen due to the improved quality of wireless telecommunications in recent years
  • Operators aim to attract more skilled workers to improve the services offered to customers
  • If businesses choose to offshore their operations due to the referendum result, demand may fall
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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.

In the current year industry revenue is estimated to fall by 5%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The wired telecommunications industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry’s contribution to the wider economy, is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 3.8% over the 10 years through 2021-22. During this period, UK real GDP is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3%, indicating that the wired telecommunications industry will make a decreasing contribution to the UK economy.

Technological innovation in the industry has slowed with operators making only slight cosmetic changes, which is an indication of an industry in the decline stage of its life cycle. Industry operators have looked towards improving their customer services and improving their products to gain more customers. Mor.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry

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

  • Economies of scope
  • Ready access to investment funding
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Percentage of households with internet access and IT and telecommunications adoption in the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    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
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Number of businesses
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Number of mobile connections
  • Current Performance
  • Heavy competition
  • Streamlining operations
  • Bundle packages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Mobile customers
  • Referendum effect
  • Telecom mergers
  • Profitability
  • Table: Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Telecommunications Resellers
  • Banks
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electricity & Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction
  • Products & Services
  • PSTN rental
  • Wholesaling
  • Calls
  • ISDN rental
  • Other
  • Chart: Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Public sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Access and termination charges
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    BT Group plc
    Sky plc
    Virgin Media Inc
    Vodafone Limited
  • Table: BT Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: Sky plc - financial performance
  • Table: Virgin Media Inc - financial performance
  • Table: Vodafone Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers 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 Wired Telecommunications Carriers 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
    Average Revenue Per User (Arpu)
  • A key performance indicator that indicates whether revenue changes are due to fluctuations in customer numbers or usage. It is calculated by dividing revenue by the average number of subscribers.
  • Broadband
  • Any 'always on' internet connection with a high data rate. The term broadband applies to connections with an access rate of more than 265 kilobytes per second.
  • Local Loop Unbundling (Llu)
  • When a phone company other than BT installs its own telecoms equipment in the local BT exchange.
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (Voip)
  • A way of transmitting voice communications using the internet.

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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 Wired Telecommunications Carriers 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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