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Dark-Fiber Network Services Procurement Research Report | Published: Dec 2015

Helping businesses make better purchasing decisions, faster

Dark-Fiber Network Services: Procurement Research Report Highlights

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3-year Price Forecast Supply Chain Analysis
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If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Dark-Fiber Network Services procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Dark-Fiber Network Services, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.

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Dark-Fiber Network Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2015, the average price for dark-fiber network services has been rising slightly at an estimated annualized rate of 0.3%. Higher demand for dark fiber and mounting consolidation among suppliers has afforded suppliers the leverage to raise service prices. However, the competitive threat that public lit fiber imposes on the market has substantially curbed the rate of price... purchase to read more

Dark-Fiber Network Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total supporting costs associated with dark-fiber network services can range from low to high, depending on how maintenance fees are incorporated into the initial pricing structure. Maintenance fees are included in the service charges under a per-month pricing model. As such, the total cost of ownership is transparent. However, under an IRU model, maintenance fees are typically billed... purchase to read more

 


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This report is intended to assist buyers of dark-fiber (or dark-fibre) network services. Dark fiber refers to optical fibers that are in place, but are not currently in use. Buyers can lease these unused optical fibers to send data and information. Buyers can use dark-fiber networks to create their own private communication networks without depending on traditional telecommunication providers. Vendors include telecommunication companies that control their own dark-fiber network infrastructures. Large vendors invest in their own networks, while small vendors purchase excess dark fiber from larger carriers. This report does not include vendors that lease public lit networks or dark-fiber retailers and wholesalers.



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