Wireless Internet Service Providers - Industry Market Research Report

Wireless Internet Service Providers

The high cost of bringing internet service to sparsely populated areas has discouraged telecommunication giants from delivering broadband to rural regions of the United States, leaving room for the development of the Wireless Internet Service Providers industry. Moderate capital intensity, light regulation and low barriers to entry have encouraged new entrants to compete in this industry. Over the five years to 2019, operators have raced to maximize speed, quality and accessibility for consumers. These providers have also increasingly competed with broadband cable companies that have expanded their reach into more areas traditionally dominated by industry companies. Overall, industry revenue is anticipated to increase substantially during the current period. Over the five years to 2024, industry revenue is forecast to continue rising, albeit at a slower rate. This slower growth rate can be attributed to further technological advancements and heightened market share concentration.

Wireless internet service providers (WISPs), also known as fixed wireless broadband providers, use fixed terrestrial wireless networks to provide internet access, usually in rural areas. Most WISPs use unlicensed spectrum and are locally based. This industry does not include mobile broadband services provided by major telecommunications companies.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Internet traffic volume
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Rise Broadband (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Towerstream Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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