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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

IBISWorld’s Dark Fiber Network Operators market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 - 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 $0.68 to capital investment. The industry's level of capital intensity has increased dramatically over the five-year period, as the industry allocated $0.41 in capital expenditure per dollar in wages in 2008. 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 large share of revenue, estimated at 17.0% of the total in 2013, they have declined from 21.6% of revenue in 2008... 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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