Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Internet Service Providers industry offers retail internet services, and includes firms that own or lease telecommunications infrastructure. Industry revenue is derived from providing internet services to consumers, businesses and government entities. Internet service providers (ISPs) have historically been among the fastest growing operators in the technology sector. Industry expansion is driven by the increasing reliance on the internet for business and leisure activities, growing data usage from consumers and businesses, and the rise in domestic web accessibility, spurred by the ongoing rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Industry revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 6.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $5.2 billion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Australian Internet Service Providers industry is characterised as having a high level of concentration, as the top four players are forecast to account for over 90% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The high fixed-cost nature of the industry has encouraged a spate of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, as companies strive to attain economies of scale that will enable them to compete with Telstra.
TPG Telecom has sustained the largest growth in industry market share over the past five years through M&A activity. TPG's acquisition of the industry's former second-largest player, iiNet, was cleared by the ACCC in August 2015... purchase to read more