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Wired Telecommunications Services in the US Product Image

Wired Telecommunications Services in the US

  • Published: March 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry provide services such as local and long-distance calling, Internet access, and TV program distribution over fixed-line telecommunications networks. Major US companies include AT& T, CenturyLink, Comcast, and Verizon Communications; major international wireline carriers include China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (Japan), and Telefónica (Spain).

The global wired telecommunications services industry comprises about 1.2 billion fixed telephone lines and 590 million fixed broadband Internet subscriptions, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). China has the most fixed lines (285 million), followed by the US (146 million), Japan (65 million), and Germany (52 million).

The US wired telecommunications services industry includes more than 3,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $165 billion. Challenges to growth include competition from wireless telecommunications providers.

Cable TV system operators are discussed in the Telecommunications Services industry profile. A separate profile covers Wireless Telecommunications READ MORE >

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