Listed on the leaderboard challenge tier, Sprint has increased its focus on its wireline services, and has focused on selling Ethernet services to its customer base, Dunne said.
“Ethernet providers have already installed their services in the buildings that are easy to reach, the ‘low hanging fruit’ is mostly spoken for,” Oborn said. “Now, to gain new customers, Ethernet providers are having to build into buildings that are either crowded with other suppliers, or they are geographically challenging [and expensive] to reach. This means that margins are being compressed, either by price competition, or by higher costs of construction, both of which translate into less profit to the bottom line.”
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