The Telecommunications Resellers industry experienced strong growth over the five years to 2017, led by a shift away from fixed services, such as landline phones, toward mobile phones with internet capabilities. In addition, changing price structures by upstream wireless telecommunications network operators significantly reduced barriers for selling mobile data plans. However, as the industry matured and subscriber growth slowed for upstream wireless telecommunications network operators, mobile service resellers have increasingly competed with upstream network operators for niche customers. As growth in the number of mobile internet connections slows and growth in demand for upstream wireless telecommunication carriers accelerates, industry revenue growth will slow over the five years to 2022.
Companies in this industry purchase access and network capacity from operators of telecommunications networks and resell these services to businesses and households. Although operators that resell wired telecommunications services are included in the industry, companies that resell wireless services (mobile virtual network operators) account for the bulk of industry revenue. This industry does not include the resale of satellite telecommunications.
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.