Down to the wire
Heavily displaying the characteristics of an industry in decline, revenue for wired telecommunications carriers has fallen sharply in recent years. The most detrimental factor has been the growth in substitute products, such as wireless, VoIP and cable products. The intense level of competition will subside over the next five years, as more carriers close their traditional wired services and direct funds to segments with growth potential, like VoIP and broadband internet.
Industry participants provide direct communication services, such as local, long distance and international phone service using wired telecommunications networks. Wired carriers own, operate and maintain this infrastructure, which includes landlines, microwaves and satellite linkups. Companies that resell phone service, offer phone service over the internet (VoIP) or over wireless networks are excluded from this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.