|[February 11, 2013]
Fitch Releases Report on U.S. Telecom Landscape Competitive Challenges
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Fitch Ratings today published the special report 'U.S. Telecom
Competitive Landscape: Living on the Edge', which reviews historic
competitive lessons in the sector and identifies future risks.
The 'rule-of-three' is a business and economic maxim that explains how
mature competitive markets can only support normally three generalists
along with a variety of niche operators or specialists.
Many of the successes and failures in the U.S. telecom segment can be
explained by the rule-of-three. As a result, there are scenarios today
that are unfolding in ways that are similar to earlier sector trends.
These trends are visible in wireless, subscription video, and up-market
This report includes a summary review of the competitive evolution of
the U.S. telecom industry and its segments. In addition, the report
takes a closer look at Sprint (News - Alert) and T-Mobile in their quest to become a
wireless third generalist, along with DISH Network's prospects to remain
a generalist and the risks associated with the commercial services
market segment where there is no third generalist.
The full report is available on Fith's web site at 'www.fitchratings.com'.
Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.
Applicable Criteria and Related Research: U.S. Telecom Competitive
Landscape: Living on the Edge
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