Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Internet Service Providers industry retails internet services, and includes firms that own or lease telecommunications infrastructure. Industry revenue is derived from providing internet services to consumers, businesses and government entities. Internet service providers (ISPs) have historically been among the fastest growing operators in the technology sector. Increasing reliance on the internet for business and leisure; growing data usage from consumers and businesses; and the rise in domestic web accessibility, spurred on by the ongoing rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) have been driving industry expansion. Industry revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 7.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $5.2 billion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Internet Service Providers industry has high market share concentration, as the top four players account for over 95% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The high fixed-cost nature of the industry has encouraged a spate of mergers and acquisitions, as companies have been striving for economies of scale to enable them to compete with Telstra.
TPG Telecom has sustained the largest growth in industry market share over the past five years through mergers and acquisitions. TPG's acquisition of the industry's former second-largest player iiNet was cleared by the ACCC in August 2015. The acquisition made TPG the industry's new second-largest player, and made the industry significantly more concentrated as the top four companies were condensed into three... purchase to read more