Overview

Hard sell: Revenue down as network operators have been reluctant to wholesale 4G services

IBISWorld’s Telecommunications Resellers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth
2013 - 2018
-1.3%
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023
Profit
Employment
11,145
Business
798

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong price-based competition has forced resellers to pass on cost savings to consumers
  • Demand for mobile telecommunications services has grown due to increasing demand for data
  • Growing VoIP technology adoption has the potential to stifle the industry's growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Telecommunications resellers are viewed as cost-effective distributors of network carriers’ excess capacity. These companies service niche markets while diversifying the revenue streams of infrastructure owners. Resellers have gained opportunities in the wireless telecommunications market as consumers have increasingly shifted away from fixed-line networks and towards mobile networks. However, network operators have been reluctant to wholesale 4G services over most of the past five-year period. This, coupled with declines in fixed-line connections, is expected to result in industry revenue declining at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $9.5 billion. Revenue is expected to decline by 2.7%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Revenue for the Telecommunications Resellers industry has contracted over the past five years, despite growing demand for telecommunications services. Network operators, such as Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, are moving towards retailing directly to consumers rather than wholesaling products through resellers. This trend is expected to result in industry revenue declining at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $9.5 billion. A decline of 2.7% is anticipated for the current year, as smartphone users seek higher data allowances and demand faster mobile internet speeds, which are primarily offered by the major wireless telecommunications carriers.

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    Additional Insights for the Telecommunications Resellers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Telecommunications Resellers Industry are

  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Access to niche markets
  • Having marketing expertise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Demand from wired telecommunications network operation in the Telecommunications Resellers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Telecommunications Resellers Industry?

    Telecommunications resellers primarily provide fixed, mobile and data telecommunications services through networks owned by third parties. Telecommunications resellers purchase network capacity from network providers and resell it via their own channels. The industry does not include resellers of internet access, which are part of the Internet Service Providers industry.

    Industry Products
    Wired services
    Mobile services
    Satellite services
    Phone cards
    Industry Activities
    Resale of wireline access
    Resale of wireline voice services, such as local, national, international and fixed, to mobile calls
    Resale of mobile telephony and related services
    Mobile virtual network operation
    Resale of infrastructure access (e.g. exchange, towers, ducts)

    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
  • Number of businesses
  • Demand from wired telecommunications network operation
  • Mobile telecommunications density
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Participation and profit
  • Mobile shift
  • Mobile virtual network operators
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation and profit
  • Telecommunications demand
  • Broadband network
  • Table: Telecommunications Resellers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Telecommunications Resellers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Information Media and Telecommunications
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Mobile services
  • Wired services
  • Satellite services
  • Phone cards
  • Chart: Telecommunications Resellers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial clients
  • Households
  • Government departments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Telecommunications Resellers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Telecommunications Resellers

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Telecommunications Resellers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Telecommunications Resellers 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 Telecommunications Resellers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Fibre-To-The-Premises (Fttp)
  • Fibre connection that reaches the boundaries of the residential unit, and is characterised for its faster connection speeds than its fibre-to-the-node alternative.
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operator (Mvno)
  • A company that buys excess network capacity and then sells and markets it through their own channels. Such companies are considered resellers.
  • Termination Charge
  • Occurs when a network operator charges a fellow network operator for calls made on their network. The caller's network typically pays a per-minute fee to the call receiver's network.
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (Voip)
  • Enables phone calls to be made via the public internet network as a substitute for the public switched telephone network.
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