An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet. Internet service providers may be organized in various forms, such as commercial, community-owned, non-profit, or otherwise privately owned. An Internet service provider (ISP) is a company that provides customers with Internet access. Data may be transmitted using several technologies, including dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless or dedicated high-speed interconnects.
Internet Service Providers deliver a variety of services to their customers. Some of these services include Internet access, domain name registration, domain name hosting, dial-up access, leased line access and co-location.
The global telecommunications sector is a bastion of global growth. The Global Internet Service Providers (ISPs) industry, however, has had its demand siphoned by operators in wireless telecommunications, truncating revenue growth to an extent.
As a business, ISPs have to focus on providing a consistent and high quality service to its customers as well as delivering a good return on investment for its shareholders. But lately it seems ISPs are being pulled in so many other directions which, in some cases, appear to be in direct conflict with their primary objective.