Overview

Hold the line: Price competition offsets revenue gains from increasing mobile data usage

IBISWorld’s Wireless Telecommunications Carriers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry is made up of companies that own the wireless infrastructure that enables voice and data services, and radio and television relays. The industry has grown steadily over the past five years, benefiting from the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets, driven by higher demand for constant connectivity and higher data usage. Strong price competition between major players has tempered revenue growth, with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) all competing for market share. Consequently, industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised 2.3% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach $22.8 billion. Increased demand for higher 4G data plans, which attract higher prices, is projected to drive revenue growth of 2.6%...

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has high barriers to entry, primarily influenced by the industry's considerable market share concentration and its high capital intensity. In the past, there have been a variety of formidable entry barriers, first and foremost of which was the previous regulatory regime that restricted the number of mobile carriers to just three. From 1 July 1997, these restrictions were virtually eliminated, following a review declared by the Telecommunications Act 1991. Despite the fundamental changes that have occurred in the regulatory backdrop, there are still numerous barriers to entry, many of which are associated with the inherent characteristics of the telecommunications industry, including its highly capital-intensive nature.

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Industry Products

What is the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry?

The industry includes businesses that operate and maintain transmission and switching facilities to deliver direct communications through airwaves. The industry also includes establishments that provide wireless telecommunications network services, and those that supply and maintain equipment used to receive signals.

Industry Products
Voice services
Data services
SMS and MMS services
Handsets and equipment
Satellite, television and radio relay
Industry Activities
Cellular telephone communication service
Direct-to-home satellite systems operation
Microwave/radio wave transmission
Satellite communication services
Television relay station operation
Radio dispatch services provision
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provision

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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