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Dark-Fiber Network Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Dark-Fiber Network Services Procurement in the US

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 dark-fiber retailers and wholesalers or vendors that lease public lit networks.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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