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Communications Equipment Manufacturers – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 366  |  NAICS 3342

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Communications Equipment Manufacturing  (view report)
Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Telecommunications Industry Association
ICT Review and Forecast

Comprehensive annual publication provides market forecasts for various segments of the information and communications technology industry, with topics covered in the report including industry overview, major trends, landline market, enterprise and consumer market, mobile and wireless communications market, and international markets. Detailed table of contents from the report is available free online.

IDA Science & Technology Policy Institute
Analyzing the Telecommunications Equipment Sector Using a Qualitative Framework

Research paper provides an overview of the telecommunications sector and analysis of equipment used in this sector by product subsector, with key subsectors covered in the report including core optical networks (e.g., SONET/SDH, DWDM), routers and switches (e.g., IP core routers, IP edge routers, carrier Ethernet switches), and wireless networks (e.g., Long-Term Evolution, WiMAX).

S&P Global Intelligence
Communications Equipment

Standard & Poor's survey provides in-depth coverage of this product sector, with topics covered in the report including sector performance, major trends, operational overview, and key ratios and statistics, and with companies covered in the comparative company analysis section including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Harris Corp, Juniper Networks, Motorola Solutions, Nokia Corp, and Qualcomm.

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Telecom and Datacom Network Hardware and Software
Annual report provides market size and share and forecast data for telecom/datacom hardware and software by market segment on a global and regional basis, with major segments covered in the report including broadband; pay TV; optical networks; carrier routing, switching, and Ethernet; VoIP and IMS; mobile/wireless infrastructure; enterprise and data center networks; and enterprise communications.

Research section provides in-depth analysis of the telecom/datacom hardware and software market by market segment on a global and regional basis, with segments covered in individual reports including broadband, data centers, enterprise communication and networks, mobile and wireless, VoIP and IMS, optical, and pay TV and video. Summary highlights from selected reports can be viewed free online.

Dell’Oro Group
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Quarterly Reports
Quarterly reports provide market share information for the telecommunications equipment sector by market segment, with information provided including manufacturers' revenues, units shipped, and average selling prices, and with market segments covered including carrier Ethernet, controllers and adapters, enterprise telephony, Ethernet switch, mobile RAN, storage systems, and wireless LAN.

5-Year Forecast Reports
Five-year forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends for the telecommunications equipment sector by market segment, with information provided including manufacturers' revenues, units shipped, and average selling prices, and with market segments covered including access, carrier IP telephony, microwave transmission, optical transport, routers, servers, and wireless packet core.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Communications Equipment Manufacturers  Search for "3342" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Communications Equipment Manufacturers  Search for "3342" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Communications Equipment Manufacturing

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector, with products covered by the survey including both wired (e.g., central office switches, PBXs, telephones, answering machines, gateways, modems, and routers) and wireless (e.g., cellular phones, radio and television broadcasting equipment, and transmitting/receiving antennas) communications technology.

PayScale, Inc.
Telecom Equipment Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as director of operations, senior systems engineer, technical writer, international trade compliance manager, and channel account manager, with employers for which compensation data is provided including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Aviat Networks, Ciena Corp., and Valmont Industries.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 336 - Communications Equipment Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 3342 - Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Telephone equipment manufacturers - establishments that manufacture devices used for transmitting and receiving voice communications over a telephone network, including wired and wireless handsets, base stations, and related devices.
Radio broadcasting equipment producers - establishments that specialize in producing devices used for transmitting and receiving radio signals, such as radio transmitters, receivers, and antennas.
Television broadcasting equipment manufacturing - establishments that produce devices used for transmitting and receiving television signals, including television transmitters, receivers, antennas, and related devices.
Cable television equipment production - establishments that focus on manufacturing products used for transmitting and receiving cable television signals, including cable headend systems, distribution amplifiers, cable modems, and set-top boxes.
Satellite communications products manufacturers - establishments that specialize in manufacturing products used for satellite-based communication, such as satellite transceivers, antennas, and satellite ground station equipment.
Wireless communications devices producers - establishments primarily engaged in the production of devices, such as cellular phones, wireless routers, wireless access points, and other devices, that enable communication without the use of physical cables.
Two-way radio manufacturing - establishments that specialize in the production of two-way radios, which are devices that enable voice communication between users on the same radio frequency, commonly used by public safety and commercial organizations.
Telecommunications network equipment production - establishments that manufacture products used for establishing and maintaining telecommunications networks, such as switches, routers, and network management systems.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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