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IBISWorld’s Wireless Tower Construction market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The completion of 4G LTE and NBN projects over the next two years is forecast to significantly dampen the industry’s performance

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Wireless Tower Construction industry has benefited from an unprecedented level of activity over the past five years, underpinned by the spread of wireless technology by the leading telecommunications carriers and media providers. The industry provides services to the public sector, TV broadcasters and radio broadcasters. The recent growth in activity has principally stemmed from telecommunications carriers competing to spread their market coverage and maximise their customer base. The spread of the 2G, 3G and now 4G wireless networks has accompanied improved data and voice transmission attributes. This increased emphasis on network quality has boosted investment in the distribution of transmission towers and encouraged upgrades to existing equipment and maintenance activity...

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    What is the Wireless Tower Construction industry?

    The industry has a moderate level of market share concentration. The four major players are estimated to account for about 40% industry revenue in 2016-17. This includes the firms Ericsson Australia and Huawei Technologies (Australia), which are local subsidiaries of global entities. These firms have made considerable investments in their research and development for wireless infrastructure.

    The industry's larger players typically have a wider scope of capabilities and a proven track record working on large or complex projects. Clients tend to favour the larger-scale players for undertaking major projects, which helps explain the medium concentration level. The...

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    Additional Insights for the Wireless Tower Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wireless Tower Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Access to new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers and Demand from telecommunications and other electrical goods wholesaling in the Wireless Tower Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    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
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Demand from telecommunications and other electrical goods wholesaling
  • Private non-residential construction capital expenditure
  • Demand from broadcasting (except internet)

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability and employment
  • Structure
  • Telecommunications dominance
  • Non-telecommunications demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability and structure
  • Demand for spectrum
  • Table: Wireless Tower Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wireless Tower Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Telecommunications Resellers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery and Operator Hire
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Structural Steel Erection Services
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • New projects
  • Upgrades
  • Maintenance
  • Chart: Wireless Tower Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Telecommunications carriers
  • Government
  • Media broadcasters
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wireless Tower Construction 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 Wireless Tower Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wireless Tower Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ericsson Australia Pty LtdHuawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Table: Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wireless Tower Construction 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 Wireless Tower Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution
  • Often shortened to either 4G or LTE. Refers to the latest technology used for wireless communications.
  • Spectrum
  • Spectrum refers to the range of radio waves that are available to transmit signals and data.
  • Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (Wcdma)
  • An access method for mobile telecommunications that was used with third-generation mobile networks.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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