Financial Assessment of the Global Communications Industry

  • January 2013
  • -
  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 48 pages

The study analyses the financial status of the markets in the communications industry during the period FY2007 to FY2013. The markets covered include alternative carriers, integrated telecommunication services, communications equipment and wireless telecommunication services. The profitability ratios, activity ratios, liquidity ratios and solvency ratios for each of the above markets have been analysed and top ranking companies in each of the parameters have been listed. The overall ranks have also been compiled and the top ranking firms are listed. The study also provides key strategies used by these out-performing firms and the corresponding implications for investors interested in these markets.
Key Trends
A rapidly changing environment in the communications industry is forcing firms to change their strategies, enter new markets and consider inorganic growth.
The flat to negative growth in voice based services is influencing firms across various markets in the communications industry to use voice based services to attract customers and provide attractive services to ensure data usage and thus earn revenue.
Integrated telecommunication services market is in a consolidation phase with outperforming firms reporting growth due to inorganic means.
Investment in R&D is critical in the communications equipment market with firms following the fabless business models outperforming the market.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary 3
Research Objective and Scope 5
Research Methodology 8
Definition of Key Terms 10
Alternative Carriers 13
Communications Equipment 20
Integrated Telecommunication Services 27
Wireless Telecommunication Services 34
Conclusions 41
The Frost and Sullivan Story 44

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