Poor generation: Revenue is expected to fall further, despite the roll-out of new technologies

The world is an increasingly connected place. People communicate through a host of devices and services such as smartphones and computers. Connections are made via radio, TV, and infrastructure such as alarm systems are now often connected to the authorities. Communications equipment is used to provide these connections and the manufacture of such equipment has become an increasingly important part of the global manufacturing sector.Despite increased global demand, the industry is declining as cost pressures have forced manufacturers to relocate offshore. Strong import competition and technology convergence have led to increasing competition for domestic manufacturers. Industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 2.2% over the five years through 2018-19...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2.7bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-2.2%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
20,109
Businesses
1,344

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Heavy competition and the outsourcing of manufacturing has caused revenue to decline
  • Industry operators generally focus on niche and high-end products to avoid import competition
  • The roll-out of fifth-generation mobile technology is expected to support industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographical distribution of the industry is influenced by proximity to complementary industries, such as software and electronic component manufacturing industries, low-cost raw materials and labour, as well as proximity to customers and export markets. Consequently, the Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry is concentrated in the South of England. A significant number of establishments are also located in the East of England, the East Midlands and the North West of England.The South EastManufacturers in the South East are responsible for over a quarter of total industry sales and the region accounts for 21.4% of establishments. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers and IT and telecommunications adoption in the Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture telecommunication and broadcasting equipment. Products include telephones (fixed-line, cordless and mobile), data communications equipment, pagers, modems, burglar and fire alarm systems, transmitting and receiving antenna and radio and TV transmitters. Products also include other broadcasting equipment, including professional video cameras.

    Industry Products
  • TV and radio broadcasting equipment
  • Data reception and transmission equipment
  • Burglar and fire alarms
  • Aerials
  • Other communication equipment
  • Telephones
  • Industry Activities
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Modems and carrier equipment
  • Telephone equipment
  • Radio and TV broadcasting equipment
  • Cable TV equipment
  • Infrared signal device
  • Transmitting and receiving antenna
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from radio broadcasting

  • Current Performance
  • Serious competition
  • Value-added products
  • Remaining profitable
  • Referendum revenue boost 
  • New technology
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technological changes
  • Further decline
  • Table: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Manufacture of Plastic Plates, Sheets, Tubes and Profiles

  • Products & Services
  • Burglar and fire alarms
  • Data reception and transmission equipment
  • TV and radio broadcasting equipment
  • Other communication equipment
  • Aerials
  • Telephones
  • Chart: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Communications service providers
  • TV and radio broadcasters
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesResearch and developmentDepreciationMarketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Communication Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Siemens plc, Sony Europe Limited,
  • Table: Siemens plc - financial performance
  • Table: Sony Europe Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing 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 Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Broadband
  • Any 'always on' high-data rate internet connection with an access rate in excess of 265 kilobytes per second.
  • Cctv
  • The use of video cameras to transmit video to remote locations. CCTV stands for closed-circuit television.
  • Voip
  • A system for converting analogue audio feeds into digital for the purpose of making calls over the internet or other communication networks.
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