Making connections: Technological advances are anticipated to continue driving the industry

The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry consists of companies which operate, maintain and provide access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video using a wireless telecommunications infrastructure. The industry is dominated by three major network operators: Vodafone Ireland, Three Ireland and Eircom. In general, the industry has benefited from the growing penetration of internet services and internet-enabled devices which require the use of wireless telecommunications services. With technology usage increasing and becoming more prominent in consumer lifestyles, wireless services have become considered necessities rather than more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As technology usage increases, wireless services are considered necessities rather than luxuries
  • Consumers have begun to seek higher data allowances to facilitate an increasing demand for apps
  • As 5G rolls out, consumers are anticipated to seek cost-effective methods of using its services
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry has a high level of market share concentration. There are only three mobile network operators (MNOs) in Ireland: Eircom Ltd, Three Ireland and Vodafone Ireland. These three players have a collective market share of 81.4%. Eircom, previously known as Telecom Éireann, was a state-owned monopoly, and until its privatisation in 1999 it dominated the telecommunications market. Although Eircom has remained dominant in the industry, the emergence of Vodafone and Three in Ireland intensified competition and split market concentration. Merger and acquisition activity, such as Three's acquisition of Telefonica Ireland, which operated the O2 brand, has increased market concentration. Mea...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

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

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile subscriptions and Gross disposable income of households in the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in Ireland Industry?

    Participants in this industry operate, maintain and provide access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video using a wireless telecommunications infrastructure. Businesses in this industry also provide internet access through wireless infrastructure. The industry does not include telecommunications resellers.

    Industry Products
  • Data services
  • Voice and text services
  • Wholesale
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing local, long-distance and international telephony services
  • Providing wireless data services
  • Providing SMS and MMS services
  • Providing internet access via wireless infrastructure
  • Wholesaling network access
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of mobile subscriptions
  • Gross disposable income of households
  • Business sentiment index
  • Demand from wired telecommunications carriers

  • Current Performance
    Technological changeDemand trendsCompetition callsIndustry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    New technologyCompetitive threatsProfit relief
  • Table: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook

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

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Voice and text services
  • Data services
  • Wholesale
  • Other
  • Chart: Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers on post-paid contracts
  • Businesses
  • Consumers on pre-paid contracts
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Vodafone Ireland Ltd, Three Ireland (Hutchison) Ltd, Eircom Ltd,
  • Table: Vodafone Ireland Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Three Ireland (Hutchison) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Eircom Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wireless 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 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • 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
    Average Revenue Per User (Arpu)
  • An indicator used to determine whether growth is due to increased customers or phone usage. ARPU is calculated through dividing revenue by the number of mobile subscribers.
  • Latency
  • The time interval between when data is sent and received.
  • Mobile Network Operator (Mno)
  • A provider of wireless services which owns and operates its own wireless infrastructure.
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operator (Mvno)
  • A provider of wireless services, which does not own the underlying wireless infrastructure although it obtains the right to sell it under its own brand.
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