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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

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.

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 Key Buyers Chapter

Market share concentration within the Dark Fiber Network Operators industry is moderate, with the top four enterprises accounting for an estimated 50.2% of total industry revenue in 2014. Moreover, the industry's level of concentration has increased in recent years, with the top four operators accounting for 46.0% of total industry revenue in 2009. Among the industry's major companies, Zayo's market share has increased the most; from 2009 to 2014, the company's market share is anticipated to increase from 2.4% to 29.5%. While increasing downstream demand has explained some of this growth, a remarkable number of acquisitions in recent years has primarily explained the company's rapid expansion... 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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