Good reception: Network upgrades and the upcoming 5G rollout have underpinned growth

The Wireless Tower Construction industry has grown on the back of strong demand from large telecommunications carriers and media providers over the past five years. Most industry demand is typically derived from wireless telcos, driven by strong competition in the mobile telecommunications sector. The early rollout stages of 5G network coverage has significantly boosted demand for mobile towers, particularly as typical 5G frequencies have shorter ranges, meaning that more towers are required to ensure adequate network coverage.The industry also provides services to the public sector, TV broadcasters and radio broadcasters. A...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
5.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
4,313
Businesses
152

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The majority of industry demand stems from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Investment in digital radio content has assisted the industry over the past five years
  • Major wireless telecommunications carriers are expected to rollout 5G mobile networks by 2020
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has a low level of capital intensity as the principal value added is from skilled and manual labour services related to installing and maintaining 3G and 4G telecommunications towers. Furthermore, the industry requires workers with highly specialised skills, which tends to inflate labour costs. Labour expenses far outweigh investment in capital equipment. In 2018-19, the industry is expected to spend an estimated $18.85 on wage expenses for every dollar spent on capital. The industry's capital intensity has trended upwards over the past five years, as increased mobile tower construction has encouraged more wireless tower construction firms to make their own capital purchases.The industry requires sophisticated tools and equipment to perform its services. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wireless Tower Construction Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Wireless Tower Construction are:

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • 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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    What is the Wireless Tower Construction Industry?

    This industry constructs wireless communication towers. This includes new projects, as well as additions or alterations to existing infrastructure.

    Industry Products
  • New projects
  • Site upgrades
  • Site maintenance
  • Industry Activities
  • new wireless towers
  • Upgrades to existing towers
  • Maintenance of existing towers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
  • Site upgrades
  • Site 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wireless Tower Construction

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

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

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Wireless Tower Construction 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
    Fixed Wireless Towers
  • Wireless towers that deliver internet access to homes and businesses in rural areas via 4G radio signals.
  • Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution
  • Often shortened to either 4G or LTE. Refers to the latest technology used for wireless communications.
  • Spectrum
  • The range of radio waves that are available to transmit signals and data.
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