The US dark fiber network operators market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% over the next five years, to reach a market value of $1.3 billion.
Over the five years to 2012, it was estimated that the US dark fiber network operators market would achieve revenue growth at an average annual rate of 3.7% to reach $986.2 million.
The US dark fiber network operators industry has maintained strong growth, due to growing broadband use. Expanding broadband connections and rebounding corporate profit will continue to support revenue growth in the next five years.
Key players within the market include companies such as; AboveNet, a provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers, the company was acquired by Zayo on july 6th 2012. Quanta Services, a leading provider of specialized contracting services, delivering solutions for the electric power, natural gas and pipeline and telecommunication industries, and Zayo, a provider of fiber bandwidth infrastructure solutions and carrier neutral collocation.
The number of participating firms in the industry is expected to decline at an average annual rate of 2.4% between 2007 and 2012, to a total of 165, with employment at a level of 1,836 workers. The trend is likely to continue over the five years to 2017 - though at a less pronounced average of 0.9% per year.
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