Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Companies in the Internet Service Providers industry offer retail internet services, and include firms that own or lease the telecommunications infrastructure. Revenue is derived from the provision of internet services to consumers, business and government. Internet service providers (ISPs) have historically been one of the fastest growing industries in the technology sector. However, market saturation for fixed broadband has led revenue to flatten over the past five years. Revenue is beginning to pick up pace again as technologies get upgraded. Revenue is forecast to grow by an annualised 1.8% in the five years through 2013-14 to reach $5.8 billion.
The industry is forecast to continue its recovery in 2013-14, with 3.7% growth over the year... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry, and has the lowest barriers to entry of all telecommunications industries, evidenced by the prevalence of a large number of small-scale ISPs. For small ISPs that lease access from larger ISPs, barriers to entry are low as significant capital expenditure and infrastructure are not required. Conversely, the larger ISP have built extremely capital intensive next-generation networks to enhance connectivity.
Infrastructure requirements have increased in complexity and cost, as a growing number of Australians adopt and use the internet and related technologies. This has placed mounting pressures on the capacity of the system to cope with ever-increasing transmission volumes... purchase to read more