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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 2013

Dark side: Continued broadband use and renewed corporate profit will strengthen demand

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 08-13
7.2%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
1,863
Businesses
164
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Dark side

Despite a marginal setback during the recession, the Dark Fiber Network Operators industry has maintained strong growth, due to growing broadband use. Expanding broadband connections and rebounding corporate profit will continue to support revenue growth in the next five years. Further, industry players are engaging in strategic acquisitions to gain a competitive edge.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Dark Fiber Network Operators industry has high barriers to entry. The capital investment required to install dark fiber networks over large areas can be prohibitive. In addition to the technology supply costs, including fiber, servers and monitoring devices, firms must expend a consider amount on the actual laying of fiber. These costs typically include construction services, engineering services, licensing, permits and any other costs associated with obtaining the legal right to dig and lay fiber over a substantial area of land. Often, these combined costs are so substantial that firms must wait to lay dark fiber until they receive funding for a certain portion of a lit fiber network... 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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