THE CARMEL GROUP‘S 2016 COMPETITIVE BROADBAND PROVIDER REPORT
This Report was inspired by the industry leaders and investors listed below. This “Short Version” of the Report is available through WISPA to participants of the 2016 WISPAPALOOZA conference in Las Vegas, NV.
• WISPer ISP • Huawei
• Rise Broadband • ZTE
• WISPA • Amplex
• WCA • SpeedConnect
• Cambium Networks • AtLink Services
• Mimosa • All Points Broadband
• RFElements • Safelink
A Competitive Broadband Provider (“CBP”) (also known as a Wireless Internet Services Provider (“WISP”), a Broadband Wireless Access Provider (“BWA”) or Fixed Wireless Access Provider (“FWA”)) is a fixed wireless provider of competitive broadband service, offered primarily to consumers, businesses and anchor institutions in rural and suburban areas. CBPs deliver competitive Internet broadband over a combination of licensed, shared access and unlicensed spectrum, comprised mostly of data but increasingly voice, video, security services, and related ancillary products and services are being offered.
This Report presents both an overall and a detailed view of today’s U.S. CBP industry. It further discusses the industry’s strengths, opportunities, challenges, and threats. An international CBP perspective is also offered.
Over 2,000 U.S.-based CBPs target their services toward existing, unserved and underserved consumers. It is estimated that CBPs serve more than four million users in the U.S. today and will achieve 2016 revenues of $2.3-$3 billion. More and more today CBPs are expanding beyond just rural residential to include suburban and urban residential, business, governmental and institutional users.
The Report makes the following findings:
HUGE DISCREPANCY OF CEO COMPENSATION VS. MEDIA COMPANY PERFORMANCE, STUDY FINDS Carmel Group Analysis IDs Imbalances, Big Numbers, and Three Key Outliers
July 26, 2015, Carmel, CA
The sums received by CEOs at Dish Network, DirecTV, and Comcast (in order) reflect a more balanced ratio of compensation to corporate financial results than most other top-tier media barons, according to The Carmel Group's new "Media Executive and Company Ratings Report." (www.carmelgroup.com). The study shows that among ten of the largest publicly-traded media companies analyzed, CBS and Discovery Communications get the least CEO bang for the buck.
The Carmel Group's performance study also rates, alphabetically, Disney, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, Viacom, and 21st Century Fox. It includes hundreds of data points, graphics, and additional analysis and projections.
"Two companies that had almost zero customers 20 years ago [Dish and DirecTV], are today among the TV industry's performance leaders," said Jimmy Schaeffler, The Carmel Group's chairman and chief service officer. "In this Chaotic New Age of Broadband and Over-the-Top (OTT) Competition, innovation and best business practices are the successful CEO's ultimate contribution to corporate and shareholder success."
Findings from the composite study and analysis for the years 2012 to 2014 identify the top performers and compound annual growth (CAGR) in the U.S. media sector. This group of ten companies accounts for $56 billion in average 2014 year-end equity. Financial metrics measured include average compensation, revenues, net income, earnings per share (EPS), market capitalization, and equity. Patents and other “innovation” benchmarks, as well as social and charitable contributions, were also considered.
Key Study Findings:
About The Carmel Group: The Carmel Group is a 20-year-old media and telecom consultancy and research organization, focused on the global and U.S. pay TV, broadcast, and broadband/Over-The-Top (OTT) video industries.
Jimmy Schaeffler, Chairman & CSO
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The Carmel Group was asked to measure and compare the content and pricing of the two basic level pay TV packages, and the two mid-level packages, offered as of mid-February 2010, by DISH Network and DirecTV.