Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2008

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Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2008 is the only complete reference guide to the telecommunications technologies and companies that are changing the way the world communicates today. This massive reference book's market research section provides complete access to the U.S. telecommunications and communications industry. This section includes over a dozen major statistical tables covering everything from revenues for the fixed line and wireless service sectors, to the number of telephone subscribers worldwide, to telephone equipment import and export market numbers. Finally, in this carefully-researched volume, you will receive an abundance of data on: national and global telecommunications statistics, new telecommunications technology, telecommunications market forecasts, telecommunications trends and leading telecommunications companies. In the corporate profiles section, you'll receive vital details on the "Telecommunications 500 Firms," the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the telecommunications business. These in-depth profiles include corporate name, address, phone, fax, web site, growth plans, competitive advantage, financial histories and up to 27 executive contacts by title. You will also find information regarding local exchange and long distance telephone service markets and trends, wireless and cellular telephone markets and trends, satellite telecommunications, Wi-Fi, telephone industry equipment, software and support. Telecommunications is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic industries in the world today, and Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac will be your guide to this rapidly-changing business. Purchasers ofthe printed book or PDF version may receive a free CD-ROM database of the corporate profiles, enabling export of vital corporate data for mail merge and other uses.
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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
This guide is a comprehensive overview, from a business and investment perspective, of the companies participating in the worldwide telecommunications industry. Overall an excellent guide to the industry.
CHOICE magazine
A wealth of information about the industry . . . Useful to anyone interested in the telecommunications industry.
Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship
. . . An excellent resource for an overview of the industry as well as a source for detailed information on the companies involved in the variety of sectors in the industry. The information is presented in a consistent format so that comparisons can be easily made. Additional tools are available like the rankings, the glossary, and the list of contacts to increase the value of this resource. All of this plus a copy of the volume on CD-ROM make this an excellent value as well as an excellent resource for most any business reference collection.
Midwest Review of Books
Provides complete profiles on the top companies and their latest trends, from international to domestic markets . . . loaded with industry indicators and facts... These books go beyond the usual business listing service to provide important criteria and details essential for long-term business analysis and industry trends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593920869
  • Publisher: Plunkett Research
  • Publication date: 8/27/2007
  • Pages: 653
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Plunkett's client list includes 5,000 leading corporations, universities and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's research products are distributed electronically through subscriptions to its website and around the globe by major booksellers and news distributors. Jack Plunkett's work has been widely covered by hundreds of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, including stories in USA Today and Inc. Magazine. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by publications such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times and Investor's Business Daily, media outlets such as NPR's Marketplace, ABC, and CBS Marketwatch, as well as local and regional newspapers and national columnists.
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Table of Contents

A Short Telecommunications Industry Glossary i
Introduction 1
How To Use This Book 3
Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Telecommunications Industry 7
1) Introduction to the Telecommunications Industry 7
2) Mergers and Acquisitions Redefine Telecom Providers 9
3) Local Landline Service Suffers; Bundled Services Pick Up Some of the Slack 10
4) Wi-Fi Accelerates 11
5) WiMAX Extends Far Beyond Wi-Fi 12
6) Municipal Wi-Fi Broadband Systems Make Whole Cities Wireless 12
7) BlackBerry Use Soars, but Competition Grows 13
8) Apple's iPhone Makes a Splash 14
9) New Dual Mode Handsets Switch from Cellular to Wi-Fi 14
10) A Brief History of Deregulation 15
11) VOIP Use Soars and Threatens to Revolutionize Telecom 16
12) Telecom Equipment Makers Gear Up for VOIP While Manufacturers in China Gain Huge
Market Share 17
13) New Technology Will Give Fiber-Optic Network Owners a Break on Costs 18
14) TV over IP-Telecom Companies Enter the Television Market 18
15) Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction 19
16) Videophones Take Hold 20
17) Last Mile Challenges Tumble; Mass Broadband Markets Emerge 20
18) Cable Providers Compete Aggressively For Telephone and Internet Access Business 21
19) UHF Spectrum Auction Sends InfoTech, Telecom and Cable Companies Scrambling 21
20) Services Available via Ultra-High-Speed Broadband are Imaginative, Futuristic 22
21) U.S. Broadband Rankings Fraught with Controversy 22
Chapter 2: Telecommunications Industry Statistics 25
Telecommunications Industry Overview 26
The Baby Bells Then & Now 27
Quarterly Telecommunications Industry Revenue by Class of Customer, U.S.: 4th Quarter 2006 &1st
Quarter 2007 28
Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2004
Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Breakdown of Revenue by Type of Customer, U.S.:
Top 10 Wired Telecommunications Carriers, U.S.: 2005
Top 25 Non-U.S. Wired Telecommunications Carriers: 2005
Household Wired Telephone Subscribership, U.S.: November 1983
Average Annual Household Expenditures for Telephone Service, U.S.: 1981
Average Monthly Household Telecommunications Expenditures by Type of Provider, U.S.: 1995
Annual Personal Consumption Expenditures on Telecommunications, U.S.: 1981
Number of Payphones, U.S.: 1997
Telecommunications Resellers, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2004
Cellular & Other Wireless Telecommunications, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.:
Top 20 Cellular Telephone Service Companies, Worldwide: 2005
Top 10 Mobile Cellular Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide 42
Mobile Wireless Standards & Speeds 43
Satellite Telecommunications, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2004
Paging, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2004
Internet Service Providers Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2004
Internet Access Technologies Compared 47
Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2001
Number of Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2000
Cable & Other Program Distribution, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2004
Cable & Other Program Distribution, Estimated Cable System & Multichannel Video Distribution
Revenue by Type of Customer, U.S.: 2004
U.S. Cable Network Statistics, 1986
Top 25 U.S. Cable MSOs As of March 2007 53
Quantity & Value of Quarterly Shipments of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 1st Quarter
2006 54
Imports & Exports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2001 56
Top 10 Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturing Companies, Worldwide: 2005
Africa Telecom Projections: 1999
African Information & Communication Technology Indicators: 2006 59
Europe & CIS Telecom Projections: 2000
Employment in the Telecommunications Industry, U.S.: 1990
Chapter 3: Important Telecommunications Industry Contacts 63
Addresses, Telephone Numbers and World Wide Web Sites
Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 87
Industry List, With Codes 88
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 90
Alphabetical Index 102
Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State 106
Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 110
Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 113
Index by Firms with Operations Outside the U.S. 122
Individual Profiles on each of THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS 500 127
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 606
Index of Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 607
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