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 9.7% during the 10 years to 2019. In contrast, US GDP is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.5% 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 decline at an annualized rate of 0.4% from 2014 to 2019, the size of dark fiber networks is actually increasing... purchase to read more