This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the land (wired) telecom infrastructure marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Land telecom infrastructure includes products ranging from the telephones to switches. Primarily a mixed industry, land telecom infrastructure has a consolidating supplier base. The land telecom infrastructure category has low product segmentation and primarily serves industrial, commercial and government markets. The demand for land telecom infrastructure is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including economic activity, technology investment, and service provider spending. Key costs around the land telecom infrastructure category include equipment and personnel (technical staff). The major trends in this industry include consolidation and emergence of new technologies, such as Voice over Internet Protocol, among others. The risk outlook for the land telecom infrastructure industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the land telecom infrastructure industry include strategic sourcing practices and green initiatives.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves as well as average margins on a current and 5 year basis. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.