Accession Number:

ADA626614

Title:

Analyzing the Telecommunications Equipment Sector Using a Qualitative Framework

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr-Oct 2014

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES WASHINGTON DC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY INSTITUTE

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

Commercial drivers and globalization have resulted in a weakening of the domestic telecommunications equipment industry which raises concerns about economic growth and national security. This study looked at three key telecommunications equipment sectors optical core network, routerswitch, and wireless and developed a framework for supporting government decision makers in evaluating policy options. A key hypothesis is that emerging trends may reveal opportunities for policy options to be effective. The study conducted interviews to establish goals that captured the concerns throughout the Federal Government. A framework was developed using a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats SWOT analysis to identify opportunities and then select appropriate and effective policy options. This framework was applied to each of the three key sectors and a set of findings on potential policy actions was reported. This work highlights one strategic method that can be used to identify emerging trends where policy actions may have an increased effect.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Civil Defense
  • Radio Communications
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE