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Research by Industry/Sector November 25, 2017  
Product/Industry Classifications for Telecom

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HARMONIZED SYSTEM: Telecom Equipment Categorized by HS Number

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STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (SIC): Telecom Industry Classifications by SIC Code

3231 Glass Products, Made of Purchased Glass
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing glass products from purchased glass. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing optical lenses, except ophthalmic, are classified in Industry 3827, and those manufacturing ophthalmic lenses are classified in Industry 3851.

3357 Drawing and Insulating of Nonferrous Wire
Establishments primarily engaged in drawing, drawing and insulating, and insulating wire and cable of nonferrous metals from purchased wire bars, rods, or wire. Also included are establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing insulated fiber optic cable. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing glass fiber optic materials are classified in Industry 3229, and those manufacturing fabricated wire products from purchased wire are classified in Industry 3496.

3661 Telephone and Telegraph Apparatus
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing wire telephone and telegraph equipment. Included are establishments manufacturing modems and other telephone and telegraph communications interface equipment. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing cellular radio telephones are classified in Industry 3663.

3663 Radio and TV Broadcasting Communications Equipment
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment. Important products of this industry are closed-circuit and cable television equipment; studio equipment; light communications equipment; transmitters, transceivers and receivers (except household and automotive); cellular radio telephones; communication antennas; receivers; RF power amplifiers; and fixed and mobile radio systems. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing household audio and video equipment are classified in Industry 3651; those manufacturing intercommunications equipment are classified in Industry 3669; and those manufacturing consumer radio and television receiving antennas are classified in Industry 3679.

3674 Semiconductors and Related Devices
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing semiconductors and related solid- state devices. Important products of this industry are semiconductor diodes and stacks, including rectifiers, integrated microcircuits (semiconductor networks), transistors, solar cells, and light sensing and emitting semi-conductor (solid-state) devices.

3678 Electronic Connectors
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing electronic connectors. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing electrical connectors are classified in Industry 3643; those manufacturing electronic capacitors are classified in Industry 3675; and those manufacturing electronic coils, transformers, and other inductors are classified in Industry 3677.

3761 Guided Missiles and Space Vehicles
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing complete guided missiles and space vehicles. This industry also includes establishments owned by guided missile and space vehicle manufacturers and primarily engaged in research and development on these products, whether from enterprise funds or on a contract or fee basis. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing guided missile and space vehicle propulsion units and propulsion unit parts are classified in Industry 3764; those manufacturing space satellites are classified in Industry 3669; those manufacturing guided missile and space vehicle airborne and ground guidance, checkout, and launch electronic systems and components are classified in Industry 3812; and those manufacturing guided missile and space vehicle airframes, nose cones, and space capsules are classified in Industry 3769. Research and development on guided missiles and space vehicles, on a contract or fee basis, by establishments not owned by guided missile or space vehicle manufacturers are classified in Services, Industry 8731.

3764 Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Propulsion Units and Propulsion
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing guided missile propulsion units and propulsion unit parts. This industry also includes establishments owned by manufacturers of guided missile and space vehicle propulsion units and parts and primarily engaged in research and development on such products, whether from enterprise funds or on a contract or fee basis. Research and development on guided missile and space propulsion units, on a contract or fee basis by establishments not owned by manufacturers of guided missile and space vehicle propulsion units and parts, are classified in Services, Industry 8731.

3825 Instruments for Measuring and Testing of Electricity and Electrical Signals
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing instruments for measuring the characteristics of electricity and electrical signals, such as voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeters, watt-hour meters, demand meters, and equipment for testing the electrical characteristics of electrical, radio, and communication circuits and of internal combustion engines. Establishments primarily engaged in the manufacturing of electronic checkout, monitoring, evaluating, and other electronic support equipment for electronic navigational, radar, and sonar systems are classified in Industry 3812, and those manufacturing similar equipment for communications systems classified in Industry Group 366.

4812 Radiotelephone Communications
Establishments primarily engaged in providing two-way radiotelephone communications services, such as cellular telephone services. This industry also includes establishments primarily engaged in providing telephone paging and beeper services and those engaged in leasing telephone lines or other methods of telephone transmission, such as optical fiber lines and microwave or satellite facilities, and reselling the use of such methods to others. Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing telephone answering services are classified in Services, Industry 7389.

4813 Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone
Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing telephone voice and data communications, except radiotelephone and telephone answering services. This industry also includes establishments primarily engaged in leasing telephone lines or other methods of telephone transmission, such as optical fiber lines and microwave or satellite facilities, and reselling the use of such methods to others. Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing radiotelephone communications are classified in Industry 4812, and those furnishing telephone answering services are classified in Services, Industry 7389.

4822 Telegraph and Other Message Communications
Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing telegraph and other nonvocal message communications services, such as cablegram, electronic mail, and facsimile transmission services.



NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS): Telecom Industry Classifications by NAICS Code

327215 Glass Product Manufacturing Made of Purchased Glass

33421 Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing
Telephone and telegraph appartus except consumer external modems

33422 Radio and TV Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing

334418 Printed Circuit Assembly (Electronic Assembly) Manufacturing
Consumer external modems

334413 Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing

334417 Electronic Connector Manufacturing

334515 Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity Electrical Signals

335921 Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing

336414 Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing

336415 Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Propulsion Unit and Propulsion Unit Parts Manufacturing

51331 Wired Telecommunications Carriers

513321 Paging

513322 Cellular and Other Wireless Telecommunications

51333 Telecommunications Resellers

51334 Satellite Telecommunications

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