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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 | Dec 2014

Lighten up: Dark fiber networks will become more popular as corporate profit grows

The Dark Fiber Network Operators market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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
$1bn
Annual Growth 09-14
11.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
2,507
Businesses
217
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 Locations Chapter

The distribution of establishments in the Dark Fiber Network Operators industry is highly correlated with trends in the population and economic activity. More specifically, industry establishments are primarily located in major metropolitan areas. Barriers to entry are high for the industry, given the high initial and fixed costs necessary to establish a dark fiber network. Consequently, successful firms locate in proximity to massive potential client bases in order to maximize revenue.

The Southeast region holds the dominant share of industry establishments. In 2014, the region is anticipated to account for 24.9% of total industry establishments, slightly less than the 25.4% of the domestic population it accounts for... 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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