Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Companies in the Internet Service Providers industry offer retail internet services, and include firms that own or lease telecommunications infrastructure. Industry revenue is derived from the provision of internet services to consumers, businesses and governments. 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 availability of improved network offerings. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 6.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $4.8 billion. This includes projected growth of 4.0%... 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 ISPs 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