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
The industry is dominated by the three developed regions of North Asia, Europe and North America. These three regions collectively accounted for over fourth-fifths of industry revenue in 2015. In contrast, these three regions accounted for under one-half of the global population. Accordingly, subscribers in these regions spend more than the global average on internet access and associated services, and hence have a much higher average revenue per user.
North Asia accounts for the largest proportion of global revenue, at 30.8%. North Asia is dominated by three countries that are at various stages of internet subscriber take-up: Japan, South Korea and China... read more