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Dark Fiber Network Operators in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Dark Fiber Network Operators Market Research Report | Technology | Industrial-Use Software | Nov 2015

Light in the dark: Rising corporate profit will boost demand for industry services

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
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
10.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
2,654
Businesses
219
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 Investment Chapter

The Dark Fiber Network Operators industry operates with a high level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, the industry will allocate $0.88 to capital investment. The industry's level of capital intensity has increased dramatically over the five-year period, as the industry allocated $0.62 in capital expenditure per dollar in wages in 2010. With increasing downstream demand, dark fiber network operators have made capital investments in order to establish and grow communication networks.

Moreover, while wages account for a substantial share of revenue, estimated at 13.1% of the total in 2015, they have declined from 14.3% of revenue in 2010... 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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