Gaining speed: Growing demand for smartphones and fast internet will support industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Industry Market Report on Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Ensure due diligence in your research with our strategic analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments; economic, lifestyle and demographic influences; distribution and supply chain factors; and pricing issues.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong domestic demand for fiber-optic cable networks will boost industry revenue
  • Traditional wired telecommunications providers have invested in fiber-optic cable networks
  • Improving incomes and heightened demand for fiber-optic cable will support industry revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2016, demand for the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing industry has surged as downstream customers upgraded infrastructure that was delayed during the recession. In addition, the industry will continue to surge forward at light speed over the next five years. Wireless carriers will expand their fiber-optic cable networks at higher rates as more carriers upgrade their networks and consumers increasingly demand high-speed internet on their mobile phones, necessitating more fiber-optic cable purchases. Broadband connections, particularly in rural areas, will also rise during the same period. Together, these trends will push industry demand upward...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the five years to 2016, demand for the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing industry has surged as downstream customers upgraded infrastructure that was delayed during the recession. Over the five-year period, industry revenue is anticipated to increase at an annualized rate of 3.1% to total $2.4 billion, aided by particularly strong growth since 2014, following a decline in 2012 and 2013.

    The industry’s long-term expansion can be attributed to strong growth in wireless data demand as consumers increasingly purchase smartphones with data capabilities. Wireless carriers have responded to this increased demand by increasing the speed and size of their networks, which accelerated fiber-optic cable purchases. Gro..

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    Additional Insights for the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having links with internet service providers
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers and Demand from cable providers in the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures optical-fiber cables. These cables are usually silica or plastic based, with silica fiber-optic cables extending long distances. Fiber-optic cables are used by communications and telecommunications providers to transmit data. Optical-fiber cables are gaining increasing popularity because of their transfer speed and immunity to electromagnetic interference.

    Industry Products
    Single-mode fiber cable
    Multimode-fiber cable
    Other fiber cable
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing fiber-optic cable
    Designing and developing fiber-optic cable

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Demand from cable providers
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Technological change
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from wired telecommunications carriers
  • Price of plastic materials and resin

  • Current Performance
  • Wireless demand increasing
  • Broadband connections expanding
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Wireless demand increasing
  • Broadband connections expanding
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricians
  • Electrical Equipment Wholesaling
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Internet Service Providers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Single-mode fiber cable
  • Multimode-fiber cable
  • Other fiber cable
  • Chart: Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Installers
  • Exports
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturers and industrial users
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    AFL TelecommunicationsOptical Fiber SolutionsCorning Incorporated
  • Table: AFL Telecommunications - financial performance
  • Table: Optical Fiber Solutions - financial performance
  • Table: Corning Incorporated - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of broadband connections (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A type of data transmission in which a single medium (e.g. wire) can carry several channels at once.
  • Fiber To The Premise (Fttp)
  • Fiber-optic cabling that allows simultaneous delivery of video, voice and data at very high speeds.
  • Internet Service Provider (Isp)
  • A company that delivers internet into households and businesses.
  • Light-Emitting Diode (Led)
  • A light source that is sometimes used in conjunction with fiber-optic cables to transport and distribute light.
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