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Wired Telecommunications Carriers in the US

  • ID: 465000
  • December 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 38 Pages
  • IBISWorld
Wires crossed: The industry struggles to remain relevant against competing technologies

Wired Telecommunications Carriers in the US

The Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry faced significant challenges during the past five years, with external competitors such as the wireless telecommunication carriers industry siphoning its revenue. With fewer subscribers to spread out fixed costs, carriers have been struggling to maintain their economies of scale, and industry profit has suffered. In the five years to 2019, major telecommunications players are expected to continue focusing on and expanding more in-demand services, such as high-speed internet. However, the industry is anticipated to experienced declining revenue, as demand for voice services continues to decline, with a greater percentage of households using wireless phones only.

This industry provides local and long distance voice communication services using the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Industry operators also generate revenue by providing internet access and video services and by wholesaling access to their networks for a variety of purposes. This industry excludes operators that solely resell telecommunications services (IBISWorld report 51791a).

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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