Communication infrastructure

October 2018

Communications systems and technology support exchanging information over distance using electronic pulses, electromagnetic waves, or optical pulses.

The information transmitted can be in the form of voice, video, or data. The key to creating and expanding a communications system locally or globally is the infrastructure that connects, transmits, and processes the data. Infrastructure can be classified into three primary subsectors: wireless infrastructure (including macro cell towers, small cells, and spectrum); wired fiber networks (metro, wirelines, or subsea cables); and data centers (hyper-scale or enterprise centers). With the projected continued growth in demand for internet and wireless data capacity, additional infrastructure supporting all three subsectors is necessary, and continuing opportunities to invest in the space will exist for the foreseeable future.