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Dark Fiber Network Operators in the US: Market Research Report

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Dark Fiber Network Operators Market Research Report | Technology | Industrial-Use Software | Nov 2015

Light in the dark: Rising corporate profit will boost demand for industry services

IBISWorld’s Dark Fiber Network Operators market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Level 3 Level 3 market share
Quanta Services Quanta Services market share
Zayo Zayo market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
10.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
2,654
Businesses
219
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Largely due to mounting demand for low-latency data transport and exclusive network segments, the Dark Fiber Network Operators industry has grown rapidly in recent years. Over the past five years, industry players have added route miles to their networks through acquisitions, largely because of the high cost of installing new cables. This trend is anticipated to continue over the next five years. Consequently, the number of industry enterprises is forecast to decline over the period. Meanwhile, growing corporate profit and content delivery services will underpin industry revenue growth, while pricing difficulties associated with long-term contracts and mounting external competition will temper the industry's performance.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Dark Fiber Network Operators industry is in the growth stage of its economic life cycle; this stage is characterized by increases in geographical markets served by industry operators and consistent improvements in industry-specific technology. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 7.2% during the 10 years to 2020. In contrast, US GDP is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.2% during the same period. These figures signify that the industry's share of the US economy is increasing.

While the number of industry participants is anticipated to increase at an annualized rate of just 0.1% from 2015 to 2020, the size of dark fiber networks is actually increasing... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Dark Fiber Network Operators Industry?

This industry primarily leases unlit (unused) direct fiber-optic networks to third-party organizations. The industry excludes companies that primarily provide lit services and proprietary and traditional cable operators.

Industry Products
Short-haul servicesLong-haul servicesFiber-to-tower servicesColocation and regeneration facilities
 
Industry Activities
Providing long-haul servicesProviding short-haul servicesProviding fiber-to-tower servicesProviding colocation and regeneration services


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