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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Wireline Telecommunications Carriers

Overview of the U.S. Wireline Telecommunications Carriers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Wireline Telecommunications Carriers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Wireline Telecommunications Carriers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Carrier Services And Internet Backbone Services (Include Network Access Services To Other Telecommunication Carriers.)

Basic Fixed Local Telephony Services (Include Subscriber Line Services To End User.)

Basic Fixed Local Telephony Services - Residential

Basic Fixed Local Telephony Services - Business

Basic Fixed Local Telephony Services - Public

Calling Features - Fixed Telephony (Include Call Waiting, Caller Id, Voice Mail.)

Calling Features - Fixed Telephony - Residential

Calling Features - Fixed Telephony - Business

Basic Fixed Long Distance Telephony - Outbound

Basic Fixed Long Distance Telephony - Inbound

Basic Fixed All Distance Telephony (Include Both Local And Long Distance Calls.)

Private Network Services

Mobile Local Telephony (Include Cellular, Pcs, Esmr Technology, And Satellite Services.)

Mobile Local Telephony - Residential

Internet Telephony

Other Telecommunications Services

Cable And Other - Multichannel Programming Distribution Services (Analog And Digital)

Cable And Other - Multichannel Programming Distribution Services - Basic Programming Package (Include Startup And Reconnect Fees

Cable And Other - Multichannel Programming Distribution Services - Premium Programming Package

Cable And Other - Multichannel Programming Distribution Services - Pay-Per-View

Air Time - Program Distribution Networks (Include Local, Regional, And National.)

Air Time - Program Distribution Networks - Advertising

Air Time - Program Distribution Networks - Programs

Installation Services For Telecommunications Equipment

Repair And Maintenance Services For Telecommunications Equipment

Internet Access Services - Broadband (I.E., Always-On)

Internet Access Services - Broadband - Residential

Internet Access Services - Broadband -Business

Installation Services For Connections To Program Distribution Networks

Other Program Distribution Related Services

Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment

Rental Of Program Distribution Equipment

Rental Of Telecommunications Equipment (Include Leasing.)

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Telecommunications Equipment

Resale Of Program Distribution Equipment

All Other Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Wireline Telecommunications Carriers by state

Wireline Telecommunications Carriers Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Wireline Telecommunications Carriers companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Wireline Telecommunications Carriers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Wireline Telecommunications Carriers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Wireline Telecommunications Carriers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8%
Business Operations Specialists 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 15%
Computer Occupations 15%
Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects 5%
Computer Support Specialists 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 11%
Sales Representatives, Services 8%
Miscellaneous Sales Representatives, Services 8%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22%
Information and Record Clerks 12%
Customer Service Representatives 11%
Customer Service Representatives 11%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 35%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 23%
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers 22%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 22%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Line Installers and Repairers 10%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wireline Telecommunications Carriers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Sunset Digital Communications raises $1 million in funding. - 06/21/2017
  • Zayo Group trademarks "ZAYO FIBER SOLUTIONS" - Telecommunications services - 12/20/2016
  • Inventergy Global raises $7 million in funding. - 08/09/2016
  • Deep Blue Data trademarks "DEEP BLUE DATA" - Communication services - 11/24/2014
  • Inventergy Global patents Method For Ensuring Media Stream Security In Ip Multimedia Sub-system - 06/19/2014
  • Xchange Telecom trademarks "CALLBLAST" - Telecommunications gateway services - 10/22/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    British Telecommunications Public Limited344
    Verizon Business Network Services99
    Southwestern Bell Telephone

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Telecom Commission favours increasing spectrum cap - The Telecom Commission (TC) on Tuesday decided in favour of relaxation of spectrum-holding caps for mobile companies and also approved awarding ... The licence will be limited to wireline service providers. The Telecom Commission in its earlier meeting ... (01/11/2018)
    • Telecom panel for higher limit on spectrum holding for mobile operators - In a move that will boost consolidation and help stressed companies exit the sector, the Telecom Commission (TC ... The Category B licence will be limited to wireline services. The TC also approved setting up WiFi hotspots in gram panchayats in Uttar ... (01/10/2018)
    • Light Reading's Big Communications Event Returns to Austin May 14-16 - 5G North America brings together leading carriers, content providers ... Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day and two-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives. (01/09/2018)
    • GCC telecom providers’s revenue models, digital readiness, slow to change - Wigginton sees the growth in smartphone usage as a continuing opportunity for all telecom sub-sectors, including wireless and wireline/broadband carriers, network equipment/infrastructure companies, and device manufacturers. Read: Unemployed Saudis face a ... (01/08/2018)
    • Carrier SDN, NFV investments to rise to $22B by 2020, says analyst - Besides addressing the ongoing capacity demand for mobile and wireline broadband services, the advent of SDN and NFV can reduce capex and opex burdens faced by service providers to handle emerging demands by reducing the reliance on proprietary hardware ... (01/05/2018)
    • Sprint Names Accomplished Telecom and Cable Industry Executive Michel Combes as President & Chief Financial Officer - For more than 30 years, Combes, 55, has led telecommunications and cable companies including wireless, wireline and equipment manufacturers. He is globally respected as a turnaround strategist who achieves success through a mix of growth and cost management. (01/04/2018)
    • Companies Must Register to Maintain access to Wireless Do Not Call Service Data - Marketers that need to know when a telephone number changes from wireline to wireless to stay in compliance ... As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, iconectiv's market-leading solutions enable the ... (01/03/2018)
    • TRAI releases consultation paper on National Telecom Policy 2018 - communications systems and services, to attract an investment of USD 100 billion in telecommunication sector, and to attain average speed of 20 Mbps for wireless and 50 Mbps for wireline internet connectivity." The government through the new telecom policy ... (01/03/2018)
    • Renodis Expands Telecom And Mobility Management Services With Acquisition Of US ACOMM - By joining companies under the Renodis umbrella ... With managed solutions focused on Mobility, SD-WAN, Wireline, Project Management, and Turnkey Telecom Management, the Renodis promise frees IT leaders from telecom frustration while saving time, money ... (01/02/2018)
    • Better Buy: Verizon Communications Inc. vs. Frontier Communications - In some ways, Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) are both beleaguered stocks. The two companies face challenges to ... declining company since it purchased Verizon's wireline business in California, Texas, and Florida. (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $2,118,150,717 on Wireline Telecommunications Carriers. It has awarded 13,105 contracts to 751 companies, with an average value of $2,820,440 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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