Telecommunications Industry
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Industry Analysis


Industries in the Telecommunications subsector group establishments that provide telecommunications and the services related to that activity (e.g., telephony, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP); cable and satellite television distribution services; Internet access; telecommunications reselling services). The Telecommunications subsector is primarily engaged in operating and/or providing access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound, and video. Transmission facilities may be based on a single technology or a combination of technologies. Establishments in the Telecommunications subsector are grouped into three industry groups. The first two are comprised of establishments that operate transmission facilities and infrastructure that they own and/or lease, and provide telecommunications services using those facilities. The distinction between the first two industry groups is the type of infrastructure operated (i.e., wired and/or wireless or satellite). The third industry group is comprised of establishments that provide support activities, telecommunications reselling services, or many of the same services provided by establishments in the first two industry groups, but do not operate as telecommunications carriers. Establishments primarily engaged as independent contractors in the installation and maintenance of broadcasting and telecommunications systems are classified in Sector 23, Construction. Establishments known as Internet cafes, primarily engaged in offering limited Internet connectivity in combination with other services such as facsimile services, training, rental of on-site personal computers, game rooms, or food services are classified in Subsector 561, Administrative and Support Services, or Subsector 722, Food Services and Drinking Places, depending on the primary activity.

Industry Activities

Cable program distribution operators
Cable television distribution services
Cable TV providers (except networks)
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) services
Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Telecommunications industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Telecommunications Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Telecommunications Companies:
$7,533,327,116.70M | Bangladesh
$6,561,210.37M | Iraq
$171,760.00M | United States
$128,292.00M | United States
$119,444.55M | Germany
$114,546.56M | Switzerland
$106,017.18M | Hong Kong
$103,564.00M | United States
$73,240.47M | Hong Kong
$68,397.00M | United States
$57,987.50M | Australia
Movers And Shakers
Wahidul Haque Siddiqui, Chairperson at BDCOM ONLINE LTD.
Mohammed Charchafchi, Chairperson at ATHEER TELECOM IRAQ LIMITED
John T Stankey, President and Chief Executive Officer at AT&T Inc.
Hans E Vestberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Verizon Communications Inc.
Timotheus Höttges, Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG

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