Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Global Internet Service Providers industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the global economy. Explosive growth is being propelled by rapid advancements in internet-related infrastructure and services. The emergence of a plethora of powerful personal and business internet applications has transformed how businesses and consumers operate. Both markets are benefiting from the internet's increasing ability to cut time and shrink distance. For businesses, this has delivered productivity improvements and enabled greater connectivity. For consumers it has revolutionized communication, information access and entertainment.
Economic instability as a result of the global recession negatively affected part of the developed world... read more
Industry Key Buyers
The Global Internet Service Providers industry exhibits a low level of concentration, with the top four ISPs accounting for an estimated 15.5% of industry revenue. No participant dominates more than one geographic region, indicating that industry globalization is low. Notably, the majority of domestic markets are highly concentrated, but this does not translate to the global industry. Players are not expected to ever gain a substantial share of the global internet market given the massive amount of capital that is required to build, maintain and upgrade a network. Ultimately, very few industry participants have the capital strength to successfully compete and dominate in more than one region without undertaking a joint venture... read more