Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry's performance will continue to suffer over the next five years as consumers adopt substitute technologies. In particular, VoIP and wireless technologies will continue to trump wired sales, causing industry revenue to drop. Firms will likely opt to continue focusing and expanding on more in-demand services like high-speed internet and faster, more extensive wireless coverage to gain a competitive edge... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
About 95.7% of all US households have a telephone connection, although this percentage varies between states and regions. Previous regulations have had a significant impact on the geographic spread of the industry. For example, following AT&T's divestiture, the divested Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC) were precluded from offering toll services that crossed the boundaries of their local access and transport areas (LATAs), thereby limiting the geographic footprint of their operations. Moreover, given the size of the United States and the cost of required infrastructure, other carriers were also forced to limit their operations to particular areas and regions.
The Southeast region accounts for 24.3% of total industry establishments... purchase to read more