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Fiber Optic Cable in the US - Procurement Research Report

Fiber Optic Cable Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of fiber optic cables. Fiber optic cables are made from bundled strands of glass encased in a plastic coating. Signals get transmitted through the cable in the form of light pulses. Fiber optic cables are primarily used in telecommunications to transmit voice, video and other data over long distances. The primary suppliers of fiber optic cables are cable wholesaling specialists, computer and technology equipment wholesalers, as well as fiber optic cable manufacturers. The key buyers of fiber optic cables are wired telecommunication carriers, data hosting centers, hospitals and financial and banking institutions. This report excludes Ethernet and coaxial cables.


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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