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. These 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
The industry is dominated by the three large developed regions of North Asia, Europe and North America. These three regions collectively accounted for 82.6% of industry revenue. In contrast, these three regions accounted for just 41.5% of the global population. This suggests subscribers in these regions spend more than the global average on internet access and associated services, and hence have a much higher ARPU. A per-capita analysis reveals that in 2012, the average expenditure on industry services was $26.70. Oceania is forecast to generate the largest per capita industry spend, at $162.00... read more