Report: U.S. telecom EF&I spend to total $393 Billion over next five years

NOVEMBER 5, 2007 -- According to market research firm Amadee+Company, the U.S. will spend $393 billion over the next five years on telecom engineer, furnish, and install (EF&I) products and services.

NOVEMBER 5, 2007 -- According to a recently released study from New York-based Amadee+Company (NY) the US will spend $56 billion in 2007 and $393 billion during the next five years for telecom engineer, furnish, and install (EF&I) products and services, i.e. telecom capital expenditures (capex). This includes both the wireline and wireless segments of the market.

The market is defined as the sum of all functions (E, F, I), in each segment, supplied by OEMs and subcontractors. Captive activities are excluded since, by definition, they are not an available market, say analysts.

According to the report, market drivers include the conversion of wireless systems from analog to digital (3G and beyond) and the need for more wireline capacity as consumer broadband adoption rates increase.

AT&T and Verizon are identified as the leading purchasers of EF&I products and services, Emerson Electric and Alcatel-Lucent as the leading OEM suppliers, and MasTec and Dycom Industries along with Henkels & McCoy as the leading subcontractors.

The report analyses telecom capex--both wireless and wireline--as well as spending by the major carriers. The total market, plus a breakdown of the wireless and wireline segments, is sized for E, F & I. Each segment is then analyzed OEM vs. subcontractor. The OEM and subcontractor spaces are also sized in terms of E, F & I activities.

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