Report Abstract (Wired)
This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the wired telecom services marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. The category includes services ranging from local to long-distance voice services to data services. Primarily a concentrated and mature industry, the wired telecom services market has a well developed supplier base and is growing at a negative rate. The category has medium product segmentation and serves primarily industrial, commercial, government and consumer markets. The demand for wired telecom services is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including economic growth, construction, and technological advancements. Key costs around the wired telecom services category include labor, depreciation and access charges. The major trends in the wired telecom services industry substitution through wireless services and VoiP and network outsourcing. Import export activity in this sector is low and is exhibiting a neutral trend. The risk outlook for the wired telecom services industry is deteriorating based on the microeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the wired telecom services 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. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include tariff and taxation issues and 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.