Weak signal: Wireless developments have continued to siphon away industry investment

Operators in the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry facilitate the transmission of data, text, audio and visual telecommunication services carried over fixed lines to household and business customers. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.6% over the five-year period through 2019. Growth was driven by a spike in billings at the start of the period as operators bundled traditional fixed-line services with next-generation telecoms, as well as a string of high-value business contracts. However, the industry is considered to be in the decline stage of its life cycle, as wired telecommunications have become somewhat outdated compared with innovation-led mobile technologies and wireless connectivity (IBISWorld report J61.200IE)...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€3.1bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.6%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
5,311
Businesses
261
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Customers have continued to migrate from wired services to mobile data services
  • Operators drove sales by bundling wired services with wireless services in one package
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle, as indicated by the decline in the number industry enterprises and a declining share of the Irish economy. Over the 10 years through 2024, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 5.1%. In comparison, the Irish economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.3% over the same period. This indicates that the industry will account for a declining share of the overall Irish economy.In comparison to developments in wireless connectivity (IBISWorld report J61.200IE), innovation in fixed-line telecommunications markets is negligible. Fibre optics (i.e. the...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry are

  • Economies of scope
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Percentage of households with internet access and Number of mobile subscriptions in the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wired Telecommunications Carriers in Ireland Industry?

    Industry participants operate, maintain and provide access to facilities that transmit data, text, sound and video using a wired telecommunications network. The industry also includes firms that purchase access and network capacity from fixed-line infrastructure owners. The industry does not cover telecommunications resellers or internet service providers.

    Industry Products
  • Calls
  • Wholesale
  • PSTN
  • ISDN
  • Industry Activities
  • Provision of fixed-line telephony services
  • Provision of wired network access
  • Provision of wired network access
  • Provision of other fixed-line telecommunications services not classified elsewhere
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Number of mobile subscriptions
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Number of businesses

  • Current Performance
    External threatsIndicative opportunitiesNetwork investment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Prominent threatDigital marketComReg regulation
  • Table: Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Telecommunications Resellers in Ireland
  • Banks in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Utility Project Construction in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Calls
  • Wholesale
  • PSTN
  • ISDN
  • Chart: Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Charges
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Eircom Holdings (Ireland) Ltd, Virgin Media Ireland Ltd, BT Communications Ireland Ltd, Vodafone Ireland Ltd,
  • Table: Eircom Holdings (Ireland) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Virgin Media Ireland Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: BT Communications Ireland Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Vodafone Ireland Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers 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 Wired Telecommunications Carriers 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
    Bandwidth
  • The measure of the maximum capacity of a data link in the network.
  • Churn Rate
  • The rate at which customers stop subscribing to a service.
  • Fibre To The Cabinet (Fttc)
  • An access network structure in which the optical fibre extends from the telephone exchange to the street cabinet, which is usually located in close proximity from the subscriber's premises.
  • Fibre To The Home (Ftth)
  • An access network structure in which the optical fibre runs from the local telephone exchange directly to the end user's premises.
  • Internet Of Things (Iot)
  • The concept of extending internet connectivity beyond conventional computing platforms.
  • Local Loop Unbundling (Llu)
  • When communication providers can gain access to the network by placing their own equipment at the telephone exchange.
  • Modem
  • A hardware device that coverts digital signals generated by a computer into analog signals which can be transmitted over a fixed line.
  • Network Termination Equipment (Nte)
  • A device that connects the customer's data or telephone equipment to a carrier's transmission line that comes into a premises.
  • Next Generation Access (Nga)
  • New or upgraded access networks that allow substantial improvements in the speed and quality of modern telecommunication services, relative to traditional services.
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (Voip)
  • A technology that allows users to make voice calls using a broadband internet connection instead of a regular fixed line telephone.
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