High frequency: The maturing of 4G services has limited industry revenue growth

Operators in the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry own the infrastructure that enables voice and data services, and radio and television relays to be transmitted wirelessly. The industry has grown over the past five years, benefiting from the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets. However, strong price competition among the industry's major players has tempered revenue growth, with Spark New Zealand, Vodafone New Zealand and Two Degrees Mobile (2degrees) all competing for market share. Overall, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $3.4 billion, including a growth of 2.2% in the current year.Industry competition is intense, particularly regarding prices and subscription value...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.7%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
4,422
Businesses
66

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry players have invested in upgrading their 4G networks to enhance or retain market share
  • Wireless broadband solutions have allowed network operators to generate new revenue streams
  • Higher depreciation expenses are expected to dampen industry profitability over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry is in the growth phase of its economic life cycle. The trend of households and, to a lesser extent, businesses migrating from fixed line to mobile services as a primary means of communication is projected to continue over the next five years. The increased use of data-dependent services, fuelled by the ubiquity of smartphones, has benefited the industry, but strong price competition among major players has constrained revenue growth, particularly due to the saturated nature of the mobile market. The industry is also undergoing a high rate of technological change, with wireless telecommunication carriers investing extensively in improving their network coverage and transmission speeds...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers are:

  • Ready access to investment funding
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Economies of scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on computer software and Mobile telecommunications density in the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry businesses operate and maintain transmission and switching facilities to deliver direct communications through airwaves. The industry also includes operators that provide wireless telecommunications network services (such as voice and data services) and those that supply and maintain equipment used to receive signals.

    Industry Products
  • Postpaid
  • Prepaid
  • Handsets and equipment
  • Data services
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • Satellite, television and radio relays
  • Industry Activities
  • Cellular telephone communication service
  • Direct-to-home satellite systems operation
  • Microwave/radio wave transmission
  • Television relay station operation
  • Radio dispatch services
  • Satellite communication services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on computer software
  • Mobile telecommunications density
  • Demand from wired telecommunications network operation
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Wired to wireless
  • Growing data demand
  • Profitability and competition
  • Market share composition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Data consumption
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction in New Zealand
  • Telecommunications Goods Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Wired Telecommunications Network Operation in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Postpaid
  • Handsets and equipment
  • Prepaid
  • Satellite, television and radio relays
  • Data services
  • Machine-to-machine communications
  • Chart: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Small and medium businesses
  • Corporations and governments
  • Broadcasters and telecommunications firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Spark New Zealand Limited, Vodafone New Zealand Limited, Two Degrees Mobile Limited,
  • Table: Spark New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Vodafone New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Two Degrees Mobile Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Augmented Reality (Ar)
  • The integration of digital information with a user's environment in real time. Augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information (including 3D models) on top of it.
  • Average Revenue Per User (Arpu)
  • A key performance indicator in telecommunications that indicates whether revenue is due to more customers or higher phone usage. ARPU is revenue divided by the average number of subscribers.
  • Convergence
  • A trend where fixed telephony, broadband internet and pay TV become amalgamated, with network operators and relevant infrastructure providing multiple services.
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (Voip)
  • Technology that transforms voice into a digital signal, allowing voice calls to be made over a broadband internet connection instead of traditional phone lines
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