Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC) Market Risen up After the U.S. Government passed the Telecommunication Act, 1996

The global competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) market is deriving its growth from the rising demand for CLEC on account of the development in the telecommunication services market. The advancement of technologies such as DSL, LMDS, and fiber optical networks is expected to fuel the market during the period from 2014 to 2020.

Based on the types of service connection, the CLEC market is classified into the markets for VoIP subscriptions and end-user switched access lines. In terms of technologies applied, the market comprises coaxial cable, fiber to the premises (FTTP), copper local loop, and terrestrial fixed wireless. Regionally, the global CLEC market is spread across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

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This research report is prepared by market analysts at TMR after extensive research. The historic and current performance of the global CLEC market, along with the growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities has been discussed in detail in this report. The prevalent trends and future prospects of this market have also been studied here. The report is compiled with the intent to provide valuable market information to the industry players, consultants, and stakeholders. Findings of the report will help them in making informed decision for their businesses.

Overview of the CLEC market

After the U.S. government passed the Telecommunication Act, 1996, the concept of competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) emerged on the market forefront. The advent of CLEC is likely to increase competition between the local and the long distance phone service providers.

Basically, CLECs are local area businesses that purchase or lease telephone lines and switches from major telecom operators and provide the consumers with alternate telephone services. These carriers offer better quality services than ILECs and offer it to consumers at a reasonable price.

The research report cites that the rising demand for highly developed telecommunication services, enhanced bandwidth, and the increased usage of cost-efficient tariff plans by customers are driving the global CLEC market.

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Despite increasing demand from consumers, the service providers seem reluctant to expand the network coverage, which in turn is hampering the growth of the global CLEC market. Expansion of the networks will require high initial investment for the deployment of a CLEC exchange to fulfil the infrastructural requirements, which is deterring the service providers from expanding the network, states the report.

Companies mentioned in the research report

The global CLEC market is extremely competitive owing to the presence of a large number of market players such as XO Comm. LLC., World Communications Inc., RCN Corp., Integra Telecom, TelePacific Communications, Verizon Comm. Inc., AT&T Inc., Affinity Network Inc., Broadview Networks, Cox Comm. Inc., Electric Lightwave, FiberLight LLC, Windstream Corp., Granite LLC, Level 3 Comm. Inc., CenturyLink Inc., Digital Network Access Comm. Inc., InterGlobe Communications, EarthLink Inc., Enventis Telecom Inc., and tw telecom Inc.