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UK Telecommunications Industry

Get to know the UK’s Telecommunications industry and the companies involved in fibre connectivity, 5G and satellite communications. View company data, industry trends, market size, financials and download our free sector report today.

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What is the Telecommunications industry?

The Telecommunications industry provides key transmission services that allow us to communicate via voice, data, text, sound, video and other methods.

Largely comprised of telephone companies and internet service providers, the UK Telecommunications sector has grown significantly over the past 20 years, with companies involved in 5G technology, fibre connectivity, wireless networks, broadcasting and satellite communications.

Telecommunications sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Telecommunications sector. The sector has a turnover of £123.4bn currently, has received £11.7bn of investment and the sector is growing at 2.7% per year.


Telecommunications verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Telecommunications industry today.

Our Telecommunications RTIC is made up of 7 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Site Services, and Fibre Connectivity. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0056 Telecommunications 6542 companies

    Companies involved in; 5G Radio Access Network, Broadcasting, Fibre Connectivity, Network Providers, Satellite Communications, Site Services, Wireless Connectivity.

    • Telecommunications: 5G Radio Access Network

      Companies specialised in the development of 5G technology and networks.

      296 companies
    • Telecommunications: Broadcasting

      Companies dedicated to the distribution of audio-visual content (digital and analogue) / bilateral communication techniques.

      1021 companies
    • Telecommunications: Fibre Connectivity

      Companies involved in the administration/development of fibre networks.

      2006 companies
    • Telecommunications: Network Providers

      Network connectivity suppliers.

      1620 companies
    • Telecommunications: Satellite Communications

      Companies focused on the development/maintenance of satellite-based connectivity.

      633 companies
    • Telecommunications: Site Services

      Companies dedicated to the development/maintenance/administration of infrastructures that provide telecommunication services to geographic zones.

      2025 companies
    • Telecommunications: Wireless Connectivity

      Companies involved in the administration/development of wireless networks.

      1367 companies

Telecommunications industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 2.7%, we expect that this sector could be worth £128.0bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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