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Plunkett's telecommunications industry almanac
Plunkett, Jack W.
Publication Information:
Houston, Tex. : Plunkett Research, [2000]

Physical Description:
xii, 653 pages ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
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HE7621 .P58 2000 CD Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Reference Desk
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Complete access to the U.S. telecommunications & communications industry, major companies, trends, economics, growth plans, careers, occupations, technology, telecommunications market research & telecommunications market analysis & much more are at your fingertips. This carefully-researched volume provides vital details on the "Telecommunications 400 Firms," objective profiles of the 400 largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the telecommunications business. This reference comes with a free CD-ROM version of the Telecommunications 400 Firms, which can be manipulated & sorted for a variety or marketing needs.

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Plunkett's almanac with CD-ROM profiles the top 400 companies in the telecommunications industry, providing a wealth of information about the industry. The first five chapters (not contained on the CD-ROM) provide information about major trends, telecommunications services and equipment outlooks, and a list of contacts (Web pages, publications, and industry associations). Chapter 6, "The Telecommunications 400," is the largest part of the publication and is contained on the searchable CD-ROM. Plunkett Research, Ltd., by providing the core of this publication in electronic form, has made the data searchable, modifiable, and easily incorporated into Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations. Useful to anyone interested in the telecommunications industry, including upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and businesses anticipating contracting with telecommunication providers. J. M. King; emeritus, University of Georgia

Table of Contents

A Short Telecommunications Glossaryp. i
Introductionp. 1
How To Use This Bookp. 3
Chapter 1 Major Trends Affecting the Telecommunications Industry: Markets, Statistics and Trendsp. 6
Chapter 2 Telecommunications Services Outlookp. 38
Chapter 3 Telecommunications Equipment Outlookp. 63
Chapter 4 Telecommunications Industry Contacts: Web sites, Publications and Industry Associationsp. 98
Chapter 5 Careers in Telecommunicationsp. 111
Chapter 6 The Telecommunications 400: Who They Are and How They Were Chosenp. 143
Industry Codesp. 144
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups (The Telecommunications 400 grouped by industry and ranked for sales, profits, growth and research and development)p. 145
Alphabetical Indexp. 161
Index of Headquarters Location, by Statep. 164
Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Telecommunications 400 Have Locationsp. 169
Index by Firms with International Locationsp. 179
Individual Profiles on each of The Telecommunications 400p. 181
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minoritiesp. 637
Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliationsp. 638
List of Major Tables
Key Indicators for the World Telecommunications Service Sectorp. 7
Leading U.S. Internet Service Providers, as of late 1999p. 9
Largest Cellular Providers, by Domestic Subscribersp. 11
Telecommunications Equipment Estimates and Forecastsp. 13
Cellular Penetrationp. 14
Companies to Watch in Internet Telephonyp. 16
Optical Networking Companies to Watchp. 17
Recent Telecom Mergersp. 20