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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 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

Key information you should know about the Telecommunications sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:

  • Telecommunications has turnover of £119.14bn, meaning it is our 10th largest RTIC, and our 44th fastest growing sector.
  • The Telecommunications sector has not received additional investor attention in recent years and the amount of venture capital funding is not increasing as fast as our other emerging economy sectors.
  • On average the roles advertised in this sector are 12.55% lower than the UK’s average salary.
6,858
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£119.1bn
TOTAL TURNOVER
393,838
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£14.9bn
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£54.5m
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
3.7%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

Telecommunications verticals

Our Telecommunications RTIC is made up of 7 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as 5G Radio Access Network, Broadcasting, Fibre Connectivity. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0056 Telecommunications 6858 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

We estimate that the UK Telecommunications sector could be worth approximately £142.9bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.

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– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends

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