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Dark-Fiber Network Services Procurement Research Report | Published: Dec 2016

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Dark-Fiber Network Services: Procurement Research Report Highlights

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3-year Price Forecast Supply Chain Analysis
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IBISWorld’s Dark-Fiber Network Services Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Dark-Fiber Network Services market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.

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Dark-Fiber Network Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2016, 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 competition that public lit fiber imposes on the market has been curbing the rate of price growth.The value... 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 are 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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