Copper vs. Fiber The advantage of having fiber is obviously going to overcome the advantage of having copper. However, there are certain areas where copper will be better fit than fiber cables. Hard to believe but let’s just point out some advantages and disadvantages of each to see which will best fit where you want to put it. Fiber cabling is growing very fast due to how much more efficient it is than copper cabling.
The threat of rivalry in the oil industry is low: the concentration is very high so it’s easy to face rivalry. The diversity of competitors and
Yes, the airline industry is very attractive industry because it is not over saturated; when purchasing tickets, switching costs are high between airline fares. I believe SW can even generate more profits if they establish hubs in very populated areas were not many airline companies have not established themselves, just like Wal-Mart does to every rural city, and abolish al possible threats. SW has the resources, capabilities, and the know, they can penetrate any virgin or densely competitive areas and still are a low-cost leader in prices, because of their operating systems and a well developed economies of scales. Another option is that they can merge with other companies to have a competitive advantage over its
Fiber optic cabling is immune to EMI and other noise interferences and therefore the chance of signal loss is greatly reduced. One drawback on this type of cabling is that just like its copper; fiber optic cabling is very durable and tough making it harder to work with when it comes to installing it. A technician will have to be very well trained in handling it to get the most out of it for the customer. But fiber optic cabling has a much higher bandwidth over copper so it can handle much more traffic as well as at higher speeds than copper wiring. In the real world, one might choose one cabling type over the other.
EasyJet- Case Study 1 Q1. Analyse the structure of the industry in which easyJet competes. How attractive was the industry in the late 1990s? The core objective of easyJet was to establish a sustainable mode of air travel at a price that would be comparatively cheaper to its rivals. By using a framework by (Porter 1980) we can illustrate the compatibility of such a strategy in the existing aviation industry Potential Entrants Despite the high volume of new entrants during the period of easyjet’s inception, only a minority were actually able to survive.
Ancillary revenues, which accounted for 20.3% of company’s total operating revenue in 2009, led to increase sales, while reducing unit costs (Johnson et al.). Even though all these imposed fees usually work in Ryanair’s favor, there are examples where series of charges make company’s flights more expensive than the closest rivals (Sunday Times). In order to keep the biggest market share some of the fees have to be withdrawn as the price burden might become just too big. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is that rare value, with huge enterprise and business knowledge, which made company so successful. Under O'Leary's management, Ryanair thoroughly developed the low-cost model originated by Southwest Airlines (CNN).
Keeping the weight down and only including necessities, is what keeps the price much lower and the speed higher. Although the Dodge viper would be faster in long straights the Elise is much quicker around corners. The downside is that the Elise is a lot less comfortable, and not so convenient to drive every day. But that is what you pay for if you want to have such an exciting car at a low cost. At first glance you would probably expect the Elise to cost about $100,000.
Customers also place a high importance on the quality of product so because Penn offers a high quality product it is able to attract and retain customers. The low rivalry of competitors is a great strength for Penn National Gaming. It offers Penn the opportunity to grow in different markets and expand its business across the United States. Also because of the low number of competitors it makes it easier for Penn to keep a close eye on the competition’s products and pricing which will allow Penn to strategically alter its own products and pricing strategies. The threat of substitutions is high especially for the gaming industries which Penn National Gaming operates in.
INVESTMENT, PRICING & STRATEGY ANALISIS For the last years Airborne Express has shown that it is possible to compete with the big competitors that have powerful funding and influence in the industry. We have been able to compete with FedEx and UPS by becoming the low cost provider of air express service. Industry has shown to be moving toward decentralized structures and intense technology reliability. Operations Airborne Express biggest advantage in the competitive market is its low cost operations. We are the only express service to own an airport which allows for flexibility on operations and the infrastructure and saving the cost of landing or service fees.
West Jet Strategy 1. WestJet competes in the air travel market segment with a focus of providing low cost flights to the common traveler, such as friends and relatives. An order qualifier would be the timeliness of the flights. WestJet has achieved the best on-time arrival performance in its market segment which it is able to pass on to customer. As delays will often frustrate travellers, this can make WestJet that traveller’s top choice.