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Wired Telecommunications Carriers in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Wired Telecommunications Carriers in the US

The Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry offers local and long-distance voice services using the public switched telephone network, along with wholesale access to networks for use by other companies to provide voice communication services to customers. Although the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry was once the principal provider of voice communication services, numerous substitutes have taken its place. Shifts in consumer preferences away from wired telephony to newer technologies are expected to decrease industry revenue over the five years to 2018. Major operators are expected to continue focusing on and expanding services such as high-speed internet at the expense of copper wired service and infrastructure. Over the five years to 2023, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will continue declining.

This industry provides local and long distance voice communication services using the public switched telephone network. Industry operators also generate revenue by providing private network services and by wholesaling access to their networks for voice communication. This industry excludes operators that provide wired internet or video services and those that solely resell telecommunications services (IBISWorld report 51791a).

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of broadband connections
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table AT&T Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Verizon Communications Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table CenturyLink Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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