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Global Internet Service Providers: Market Research Report

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Global Internet Service Providers Market Research Report | May 2016

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Internet Service Providers global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international 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
AT&T AT&T market share
China Telecom China Telecom market share
NTT NTT market share
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$567bn
Annual Growth 11-16
9.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment ('000)
2,990
Businesses
89,118
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Internet Service Providers industry remains one of the gastest-growing industries in the global economy. Explosive growth is being propelled by rapid advancements in internet-related infrastructure and services, particularly in developing economies where internet penetration remains low. Although developed markets such as Europe, North America and North Asia continue to dominate the industry, internet penetration in emerging markets has increased rapidly in recent years, despite competition from mobile broadband, which is not included in this industry. Over the next five years, industry revenue is expected to continue growing strongly, though competition will put pressure on profit and encourage greater consolidation... read more

Starting a New Business

The industry is characterized by medium but increasing barriers to entry. Smaller ISPs can often purchase data capacity from larger ISPs or internet backbone providers at wholesale prices and then sell these services to consumers. This is often the case with smaller companies, which do not have the resources to invest in infrastructure and networks. However, smaller ISPs are usually subject to lower margins and often depend on regulators to set competitive access pricing.

ISPs must carry a telecommunications license to operate in most countries, and some governments may limit the number of licenses available to potential entrants. However, in many countries it is not difficult to obtain and operate as an ISP... read more

 


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What is the Global Internet Service Providers Industry?

Industry operators provide internet access via wired networks. Some internet service providers (ISPs) offer extra services such as web hosting, web page designing and connectivity consulting. ISPs may provide local or national coverage to retail clients or deliver backbone services, except telecommunications carriers, to other ISPs. This industry excludes wireless internet services provided by wireless carriers, which is covered in I5111-GL Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers.

Industry Products
DSL InternetCable InternetFiber to the premisesDial up, satellite and other
 
Industry Activities
Dial-up internet access servicesBroadband internet access servicesFixed wireless internet access servicesInternet backbone services, excluding services from wired telecommunications carriersWeb hosting


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