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