A good connection: Revenue has grown steadily, supported by government and private investment

The industry produces various types of fibre-optic cables, including single-mode optical cables, multi-mode optical cables and plastic optical fibre cables. International trade has a significant influence on the performance of the industry, with imports satisfying just over 47% of domestic demand and exports accounting for approximately one-third of industry revenue.Industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.2% over the five years through 2017-18, supported by investment in superfast broadband networks by telecommunications companies. Investments made by the government have also supported growth. Meanwhile, demand from other downstream industries, such as TV broadcasters, has broadly improved over the past five years, further supporting growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£589.7m
Annual Growth 13-18
2.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1,967
Businesses
39

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand from telecommunications companies has supported steady growth
  • Government schemes aimed at expanding broadband reach have supported the industry
  • Demand from the medical sector and wind-power generation is expected to be increasingly important
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry’s presence is concentrated in regions that have been traditionally focused on manufacturing activities and those that a closer to major cities.South EastThe South East is the most concentrated region and is home to approximately 33.4% of industry establishments. The region is the most populous region in the United Kingdom, which means demand from key downstream markets are generally higher. The region also has excellent access to London. Prysmian Cables and Systems Ltd, the industry’s largest player, is based in Eastleigh in the South East of England, where it has manufacturing and research facilities.East of EnglandThe East of England has the second highest concentration of industry establishments with approximately 22.2% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from internet service providers and Real effective exchange rate in the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry produces fibre-optic cables that are used to transmit data and live images. The manufacture of glass fibres, strands, optical cable sets or assemblies with connectors is excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Single-mode optical cable
  • Multi-mode optical cable
  • Plastic optical fibre cable
  • Industry Activities
  • single-mode optical cables
  • multi-mode optical cables
  • plastic optical fibre cables
  • 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 internet service providers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Real gross fixed investment
  • Government capital expenditure
  • IT and telecommunications adoption

  • Current Performance
  • Demand rises
  • Government support
  • Fragile export sales
  • Other demand conditions
  • Margins expand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand widens
  • Government commitment
  • Demand from other industries
  • Import competition remains strong
  • Margins improve
  • Table: Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications Resellers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Single-mode optical cable
  • Multi-mode optical cable
  • Plastic optical fibre cable
  • Chart: Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Telecommunications industry
  • Medical sector
  • TV broadcasters
  • Other
  • Military and defence sector
  • Wind power producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd, CommScope Connectivity UK Ltd, Brand-Rex Ltd,
  • Table: Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: CommScope Connectivity UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Brand-Rex Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fibre-Optic Cable 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 Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fibre-To-The-Cabinet (Fttc)
  • Fibre-optic cable reaching a street cabinet that is linked to buildings and homes.
  • Fibre-To-The-Home (Ftth)
  • A fibre-optic broadband network that reaches the boundary of the living space, such as a box on the outside wall of a house.
  • Video-On-Demand Services
  • Services that allow users to select and watch video content when they choose to, rather than having to watch at a specific broadcast time.
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