SIC & NAICS Codes

Industry Profiles

Industry Financials & Statistics

Industry Forecasts

Trade & Industry Associations

News, Trade & Industry Publications

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Companies

Resources related to the Telecommunications Industry, including Cellular, Satellite, Wireline and Wireless Telecommunications Equipment and Services. For general assistance researching an industry see our Subject Guide on Company & Industry Research.

SIC & NAICS Codes

STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC) When using many databases and reference sources it is useful to know the SIC code for the industry you are studying. SIC codes for these industries include the following:

  • SIC 4812 Radiotelephone Communications (Paging & Cellular Carriers)
  • SIC 4813 Telephone Communications
  • SIC 3661 Telephone Apparatus

This is not a complete list of codes for these industries, merely a sample. See the SIC MANUAL for additional codes, also in the Cole Library at REF HF 1042 .A55.

NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) The SIC system has recently been replaced by the NAICS. Only a few sources are now using these codes, but more will be making the switch in the near future. NAICS codes for these industries include the following:

  • NAICS 513310 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • NAICS 513322 Cellular and other Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • NAICS 51334 Satellite Telecommunications
  • NAICS 334220 Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing

These are samples, not complete lists, of SIC and NAICS codes for these industries. Use the following sources to identify additional SIC and NAICS codes for your company or industry.

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Industry Profiles

Standard & Poor's Telecommunications Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Business Source Premier (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Use the Business Searching Interface to find global industry profiles from leading market research sources.

Value Line Research Center Telecommunications Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.

Hoover's Industry Records (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Telecommunications
Get a detailed industry overview including key people and a ranking of key companies. Find industry news, company lists, news, and industry-related website links. Hoover's provides detailed sub-industry links, SIC and NAICS codes, and industry family trees.

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Industry Financials & Statistics

Standard & Poor's Telecommunications Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

INDUSTRY STATISTICS from the Federal Communications Commission

ANNUAL SURVEY OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES from the US Census Bureau

CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORT - TELECOMMUNICATIONS from the US Census Bureau

STATISTICS & SURVEYS from the CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (CTIA)

INDUSTRY INFO & STATS from CITA (Int. Assoc. for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry)

Mergent Telecommunications Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

Value Line Research Center Telecommunications Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.
Location: Business Reference Area

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Industry Forecasts

TECHNOLOGY FORECAST (REF HC 79 .I55 T432) See section entitled "Bandwidth" in the 1999 edition.

US INDUSTRY & TRADE OUTLOOK (REF HC 101 .U54) See entries for Telecommunications Services and Equipment.

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Trade & Industry Associations

Business & Company Resource Center (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)

Find associations related to the industry using Business & Company Resource Center. Use the Advanced Search and select Associations in the Content Area pull-down menu. This gives you online access to the International, US National, and Regional, State & Local volumes of the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Additional resources for finding associations are in the guide to Finding a Trade, Industry, or Professional Association.

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News, Trade & Industry Publications

Search the Cole Library's list of electronc full text journals using the Electronic Journals: A-Z list.

ABI/Inform (ProQuest) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles from trade publications related to the telecommunications industry.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles on the telecommunications industry from trade and business sources.

COMMUNICATIONS DAILY, PCS WEEK, MOBILE PHONE NEWS, TELEPHONY, WIRELESS TODAY and many others are available through LexisNexis Academic. See our Databases page.

Computer Technology (CSA)
Search citations and abstracts of articles, proceedings and government reports. Full text of IT case studies are available.

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Government & Regulatory Agencies

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION

EUROPEAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION (UN)

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Companies

Find lists of major companies in the industry using these databases:

Mergent Online (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Industry Reports or search by NAICS or SIC.

Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Comparative Company Analysis section.

Hoover’s (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search one company in the industry and use the Competitors link to see others. Industry keyword search and browsing are also available.

See Locating a Company on the World Wide Web for guidance in finding the Web sites of companies.

If looking for more information about Telecommunications you may wish to see the TELECOM INFORMATION RESOURCES

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Updated: 2013-01-16, 14:30