The Global Internet Service Providers industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Explosive growth is being propelled by rapid advancements in internet-related infrastructure and services, as the emergence of a plethora of powerful personal and business internet applications has transformed how businesses and consumers operate. Rapidly rising demand for broadband internet access and continued investment in wired internet infrastructure have helped propel the industry forward. Over the next five years, broadband subscribership will continue to propel the industry forward as more households and businesses purchase or upgrade internet services. However, operators will continue to experience intense competition from mobile broadband providers and other ISPs, putting pressure on profitability and spurring greater merger and acquisition activity.
Industry operators provide internet access via wired networks. Some internet service providers (ISPs) offer extra services such as web hosting, web page designing and connectivity consulting. ISPs may provide local or national coverage to retail clients or deliver backbone services, except telecommunications carriers, to other ISPs. This industry excludes wireless internet services provided by wireless carriers (see IBISWorld report I5111-GL Global Wireless Telecommunications Carriers).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.