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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The high cost of providing service to sparsely populated areas has discouraged large companies from entering the market
  • Many new entrants incur significant operating losses and then low profit as they invest in equipment
  • Large industry players are expected to acquire smaller ones to expand coverage and enter new markets

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    While major telecommunication carriers, cable providers and satellite providers battle each other to satisfy consumers' insatiable thirst for data services, the American countryside has been left behind. The high cost of bringing service to sparsely populated areas has discouraged these giants from delivering broadband to rural regions of the United States, leaving room for the development of the Wireless Internet Service Providers industry. Low capital intensity, light regulation and low barriers to entry have encouraged new entrants to compete in the industry, so the majority of industry enterprises are small, private operations that serve a limited number of households and businesses in their local communities...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    A high level of technological change and entry into new markets are typically indicative of an industry in the growth phase of its life cycle, however the low demand brought on by fierce competition has placed this industry into its decline phase, as evidenced by declining enterprise figures and low industry value added growth. Demand for the industry's essential product, internet access, continues to increase at a dramatic pace as internet traffic volume booms and mobile devices proliferate. However, cell phone companies and cable broadband giants continue to service most internet users. During the 10 years to 2022, industry value added (the industry's contribution to the economy) is expected to rise 0.2% per year on average. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Economies of scope
  • Effective product promotion
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Internet traffic volume and Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers in the Wireless Internet Service Providers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry?

    Wireless internet service providers (WISPs), also known as fixed wireless broadband providers, use fixed terrestrial wireless networks to provide internet access, usually in rural areas. Most WISPs use unlicensed spectrum and are locally based. This industry does not include mobile broadband services provided by major telecommunications companies.

    Industry Products
    Residential wireless internet access
    Business wireless internet access
    Industry Activities
    Providing wireless broadband internet access
    Providing wireless internet backbone and carrier services
    Providing support for virtual private networking services
    Providing off-site data storage

    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
  • Internet traffic volume
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Private investment in computers and software

  • Current Performance
  • Overcoming limitations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Interest from competitors
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry landscape
  • Going urban
  • Table: Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • VoIP
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
  • Search Engines
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing
  • Transmission Line Construction
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Business wireless internet access
  • Residential wireless internet access
  • Chart: Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • States with 80%-100% population coverage
  • States with 60%-80% population coverage
  • States with 40%-60% population coverage
  • States with 20%-40% population coverage
  • States with 0%-20% population coverage
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketingAdditional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wireless Internet Service Providers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Service availability
  • Price
  • Customer service
  • Speed

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Rise Broadband
  • Table: Rise Broadband - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wireless Internet Service Providers 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 Wireless Internet Service Providers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Internet traffic volume (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Broadband
  • A type of transmission that shares the bandwidth of a medium such as copper or fiber optic cable, to carry more than one signal at high-speed.
  • Spectrum
  • The range of all possible frequencies available to transmit an electromagnetic signal over space.
  • Wi-Fi
  • A high-frequency wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and standard.
  • Wireless
  • Telecommunications in which electromagnetic waves (rather than some form of wire) carry the signal over part or all of the communication path.
  • Wireless Internet Service Provider (Wisp)
  • An Internet service provider (ISP) that allows subscribers to connect to a server at designated hot spots (access points) using a wireless connection such as Wi-Fi.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • 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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