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, businesses and governments. Internet service providers (ISPs) have historically been one of the fastest growing industries in the technology sector. However, market saturation for fixed broadband has caused revenue growth to slow over the past five years. Growth is beginning to pick up pace again as technologies are upgraded. Revenue is forecast to grow by an annualised 6.6% in the five years through 2014-15, to reach $4.9 billion.
The industry is forecast to continue its recovery in 2014-15, with revenue growth of 7.4%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of internet subscribers is highly correlated with the Australian population spread. ISPs are predominately located in the major population centres of Australia, being the three eastern seaboard states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. However, the accessibility of ISPs to consumers across geographic areas has expanded over time. In recent years, there has been a trend outwards to less-populated areas. The Federal Government's Universal Service Obligation and its Networking the Nation policy have encouraged this spread. Another key determinate has been the surge in demand from the rural sector for electronic services.
Currently, the eastern states will dominate the proportion of internet subscribers... purchase to read more