NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/18/12 -- High yielding telecommunications companies have performed well this year despite concerns of a global recession. Year-to-date, the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Sector Index Fund (IYZ) -- which measures the performance of the telecommunications sector of the United States equity market -- is up over 9 percent, more than double the Dow Jones gain of 4.16 percent over the same period. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Telecommunications Industry and provides equity research on Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) and Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ: WIN).
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According to a new release from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), Telecom Services: A Global Outlook, the global telecom services industry is expected to reach a massive $1.8 trillion in three years. The telecommunications industry now includes Internet services, wireless communications, cable TV systems, satellite communications and fiber optics networks.
The growing popularity of smart phones, tablet PCs, eReaders, netbooks and other portable devices is driving the exponential growth of mobile broadband subscription and data services, GIA says.
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Frontier Communications is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. The company plans to release second-quarter 2012 results on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 after the market closes and to host a conference call that day at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Frontier currently offers investors an annual dividend of $0.40 per share for a yield of around 10 percent.
Windstream is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company has more than $6 billion in annual revenues. Windstream will hold a conference call at 7:30 a.m. CDT on Aug. 9 to review the company's second-quarter earnings results. The company offers investors a dividend yield of around 10 percent.
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