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

IBISWorld’s Dark Fiber Network Operators market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Level 3 Level 3 market share
Quanta Services Quanta Services market share
Zayo Zayo market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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Long-haul services

Long-haul services include dark fiber networks that run between two or more major cities and carry voice, data and video information. For example, the use of dark fiber network that runs between New York City and Chicago without any breaks in the line is considered a long-haul service. In 2014, long-haul services are expected to account for 41.6% of industry revenue, and these services typically require the lessee to enter into a long-term contract. For example, industry operator Allied Fiber offers a range of long-term payment options, including a 20-year indefeasible rights to use option. Long-haul services offer the ultimate amount of flexibility to lessees in terms of wavelength availability over long distances... 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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