Demand for new technologies is continuing to shape the industry, as more consumers are becoming internet-savvy. Convergence will be the most important theme for major players over the next five years, as packages with voice, video and internet services become more prevalent. While mature operators will face increased competition in light of these changes, companies that take advantage of the new technologies will benefit.
Companies in this industry primarily provide internet access through wired infrastructure (including copper wire, coaxial cable and fiber optics). Industry operators may also rent or lease out capacity on their networks to support the network infrastructure of other companies (backhaul). This industry excludes companies that provide internet access through wireless technologies (see report 51332 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers and report 51334 Satellite Telecommunications Providers).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.