The Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry operates, maintains and provides access to wired telecommunications infrastructure that transmits sound, data, text and video. In 2015-16, industry revenue is forecast to decline by 5.2% to £10.9 billion. This is consistent with the industry's performance over the five years through 2015-16, since revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.7% during the period. The quality and variety of substitute services has improved considerably and communication preferences have changed in both the consumer and business markets, providing fiercer competition for industry operators.
Industry participants operate, maintain and provide access to facilities that transmit data, text, sound and video using a wired telecommunications infrastructure. The industry also includes firms that purchase access and network capacity from infrastructure owners. It does not cover telecommunications resellers (see IBISWorld report J61.900) or internet service providers (see IBISWorld report J61.400).
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.