Telecommunications Resellers

Telecommunications Resellers

Overview

The 1,900 telecommunications resellers in the US either sell local, long distance, or wireless phone services using other companies’ networks, or sell and install phone systems for businesses using third-party equipment. Local fixed line service resellers include competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) who resell local phone services using the networks of incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs). Equipment resellers resell products from equipment suppliers (Avaya, Cisco, etc.) and provide system integration services for small and medium businesses.

Transition To Internet Telephony

The telecommunications industry is in the midst of a transition from traditional fixed line circuit switching for voice traffic to packet switching of voice, data, and video over the Internet and wireless networks.

Growth Of Wireless Services

Wireless telephony services are now the largest revenue segment of the US telecommunications market, having passed fixed local services in 2007.