The generation of talking face-to-face is slowly fading away, and the technology era is going to keep on growing. One of the most widely used technology services known today is the cellular phone industry. According to the Pew Research Center’s website, 90% of American adults own a cell phone. Of that 90%, the smartphone ownership is at 64% (2013). Verizon Wireless, along with the other major carriers, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T, have taken this data and comprised a growing industry where competition arises from all angles. These companies have battled one another on pricing, plans, and customer service for many years in order to stay on top. Unfortunately, these are major factors in whether or not a customer will choose the particular company over another.
In this following report I will discuss the phone industry and analysed it in great detail. I will analysis the market structure and try and understand why the mobile industry falls to heavily oligopoly structure. I will highlight all the structures, however I will discuss in detail how, for example Vodafone can be incorporated in the porter’s five forces method to show how the mobile industry has devolved over the years and to understand if consumers are driven by the actual technology of the phone but if it driven more by style.
The future of the telecommunication industry is an exciting future. No longer can these companies depend on telephone service plans to maintain profit. Each company needs to find other avenues, packages and services that can be sold to existing customers while attracting new customers. The companies
Besides, there are always many new entrants enter the market with the flow of labor and capital (Laudon, 2014, pp. 124). Although the requirements for the entry to the mobile market is relative higher than others, the number of new entrants are considerable while customers are more selective. As a result, those companies like the T-Mobile in this case that are lack of competitive advantages will be omitted by customers. As for the substitute, the development of entertainment tools decrease the desire of the mobile phone although there is little instrument can replace the mobile phone
The telecommunications industry has steadily rebound since 2009; this is because of the growth of not only the mobile and broadband structures, but also the increase of the video market. In Figure 1, the projected outcome is indicates a steady increase in the new 4G mobile broadband networks which will fuel continued wireless growth. “Business customers in particular will continue to use this technology to expand their capabilities beyond the desktop computer. Emerging markets such as China, India and Latin America are expected to see strong growth,” (Verizon, 2011).
This report all concerns to identifying and assessing potential segments for BSkyB (Sky) UK telecommunication market. This business organizing operating in UK telecommunication industry is yet to make a mark and achieve a leading position. On the basis of identified market opportunities, it might be suggested to BSkyB (Sky) to concentrate on mobile telecommunications services, which appears a promising market segment, where BSkyB (Sky) huge opportunities to expand its business and so the profitability in order to emerge as a leading player in UK telecommunication industry. It is worth to mention here that UK mobile telecommunications market corresponds to one of the most striking tele-communications markets globally , with the mobile telecommunications services market segment creating
In basic terms, a market structure regarded monopolistic is deemed to have some elements or components of both competition and monopoly. In such a market structure, there exists a large number of entities offering for sale goods that in addition to being substitutes also happen to be differentiated significantly. In this text, I highlight the mobile phone market monopolistic competition. Further, I discuss how such a market would be impacted by both an increase in the price of an input regarded important and a decrease in the demand of mobile phones.
With 6.6 billion connected mobile phones (against 4 billion toothbrushes) dragging in global profits of $1.5 trillion last year, the mobile phone business is growing at an implausible pace and does not seem to slow down. (Bingemann, 2016) Australian Communications and Media Authority are the two main regulators in regulating this industry. Mobile phone trend has grown rapidly fast in recent years, especially when big brands like Apple, Samsung brought out new product, telecom provider often bundle the data plans with the phone and sell to the customers. In Australia, there are three major telecom company, they are Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Telstra has been a leader in this game since the very beginning and is continues to dominate the overall
The telecommunication industry that AT&T essentially created has undergone radical advancements, particularly within the last decade. According to the IBM Institute for Business Value, approximately 15% of the world’s population had access to a telephone in 1999 but by 2009, 70% of the world’s population had mobile phone subscriptions (Nelson & van den Dam, 2010). Given the extraordinary explosion of mobile computing and wireless communications, continued advancements within the global telecommunication industry are certain. A number of trends drive this evolution including the advancement of devices and network access technology, changes
A review of Ford’s 2010 Income Statement revealed the following information about the company’s profitability:
Trends in the market include the growing number of people within the 15-29 age range. Also, phones are being used for much more than just calling, other functions like texting and music playing capabilities have dominated much of a user’s data usage. As for market characteristics, the mobile industry has reached almost 50% penetration with about 130 million subscribers, and reaching its maturity. The cost structure has been very confusing for consumers, with hidden fees, overcharges, and lacks to reward users who do not use their plans to the max. And finally, channels include all service provider stores and retail consumer stores, for example, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy.
Vodafone is one of the most important players on the European telecommunications market. However, this does not mean that the company has an easy job at retaining its customers and at increasing its market share. The most important competitors of Vodafone are represented by Orange and Cosmote. The regulations in the business field determine these companies to provide similar products and services, at similar prices. Therefore, it is important that Vodafone focuses on its communications strategy in order to strengthen its position on the market.
Within the first two weeks it would be necessary to gain control of cash flow. The prospects for Vodaphone’s industry are positive and cash usage should be leveraged in a manner that is proportional to market growth rate. Serpil will need to identify “non-core” business operations and outsource these operations as necessary. These “non-core” business operations might include supply chain and other
In order to focus on how to analyse and evaluate the Internal and external environment of Vodafone, the following analytical tools will be used:
Although Vodafone are the biggest mobile network in the world, they also have their problems. As a global organisation Vodafone have learnt how to acquire customers, building up a customer base in the UK of 13 million. But, they have become far too focused on acquiring