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Communication Equipment Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Communication Equipment Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33422 | Dec 2016

Mixed signals: Stronger demand will lead to rebounding revenue, but imports will remain a threat

The Communication Equipment Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Industry operators will increase their R&D expenditure to create new product segments
  • An increase in imports has negatively influenced domestic manufacturers’ unit sales
  • Despite positive forecasts, growing imports will continue to threaten domestic manufacturers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry has contended with staunch competition from manufacturers abroad, which has siphoned revenue from the domestic industry. Over the next five years, the industry will benefit from increasing demand as the economy grows and consumer sentiment rises, stimulating demand from downstream industries. Moreover, as the unemployment rate decreases and per capita disposable income rises, consumers are expected to increase discretionary spending, particularly on electronics such as smart phones. As a result of stronger demand, industry revenue is expected to rebound. Nevertheless, growing import competition will continue to remain a threat to the industry... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four companies accounting for an estimated 37.4% of revenue in 2016. Over the five-year period, industry concentration has been on the rise as the number of industry enterprises has declined. A decline in the number of companies has allowed major players to capture more market share and increase industry concentration.

Imports are extremely high in the industry, with 75.7% of domestic demand being satisfied by imports in 2016. Due to a large amount of imports from low-cost countries, many enterprises have exited the industry because they cannot compete or offshored their production. At .. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Production of a range which accommodates future developments
  • Having technology sharing arrangements with major players
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Aggregate private investment and Consumer spending in the Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry primarily manufactures broadcasting and other wireless communication equipment. Examples of such equipment include antennas, set-top boxes, GPS systems, cell phones, satellite uplink technologies and radio and TV broadcasting equipment. Operators in this industry do not manufacture radio or television sets, intercoms or equipment to test communication signals.

    Industry Products
    Radio station equipmentWireless networking equipmentBroadcast, studio, and related electronic equipment
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing transmitting-and-receiving antennasManufacturing cable television equipmentManufacturing GPS equipmentManufacturing mobile communication equipmentManufacturing radio and TV broadcast equipment

    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
  • Aggregate private investment
  • Consumer spending
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Number of cable TV subscriptions
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Demand from radio broadcasting
  • Current Performance
  • Import competition stifles growth
  • Growing trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Imports remain a threat
  • Rising demand and changing infrastructure
  • Trending technology
  • Table: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Cable Networks
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Public Administration
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Radio station equipment
  • Broadcast, studio, and related electronic equipment
  • Wireless networking equipment
  • Chart: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Communication service operators
  • Exports
  • Installers, retailers and wholesalers
  • Radio and TV broadcasters
  • Government agencies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Communication Equipment 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
  • Rent and Utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Cisco Systems Inc.
    Harris Corporation
  • Table: Cisco Systems Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Harris Corporation - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Communication Equipment 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 Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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 mobile internet connections (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    3G Network
  • A digital system for mobile communications that provides increased bandwidth and lets a mobile device user access a wide variety of services, such as multimedia.
  • Code Division Multiple Access (Cdma)
  • A technique in which radio transmissions using the same frequency band are coded in a way so a signal from a certain transmitter can be received only by certain receivers.
  • Offshore
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities.
  • Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-Cdma)
  • A third-generation mobile wireless technology that offers high data speeds to mobile and portable wireless devices.
  • Worldwide Interoperability For Microwave Access
  • A wireless network technology that operates according to the 802.16 standard of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Also known as WiMax.

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    This report on Communication Equipment Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Communication Equipment Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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