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If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, ProcurementIQ’s Fiber Optic Cable procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Fiber Optic Cable, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Fiber Optic Cable - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2018, prices for fiber optic cables have been decreasing at an estimated annualized rate of 0.9%. Although demand for fiber optic cables has increased from key buyers, other factors, such as competition among suppliers and competition from imports, have counteracted upward demand trends, causing suppliers to reduce prices instead. In addition, high competition in the market.

Fiber Optic Cable - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership associated with fiber optic cables is moderate on average, although it can vary depending on the type of cable procured and its use. Fiber optic cables used to connect internal IT networks are relatively easy and inexpensive to install. Furthermore, because the cables connecting internal IT networks cover shorter distances, buyers can effectively use multimode cables.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of fiber optic cables. Fiber optic cables are made from bundled strands of glass encased in a plastic coating. Signals get transmitted through the cable in the form of light pulses. Fiber optic cables are primarily used in telecommunications to transmit voice, video and other data over long distances. The primary suppliers of fiber optic cables are cable wholesaling specialists, computer and technology equipment wholesalers, as well as fiber optic cable manufacturers. The key buyers of fiber optic cables are wired telecommunication carriers, data hosting centers, hospitals and financial and banking institutions. This report excludes Ethernet and coaxial cables.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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