Moreover, the industry has offered attractive dividend yields, which has helped attract value investors in a year where many are shunning the growth category. For instance, the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (NYSEArca: VOX), the largest telecom-related ETF, comes with a 3.76% 12-month yield and rose 9.9% year-to-date, whereas the broader S&P 500 gained 1.4% so far this year.

Investors who are interested in tracking the telecommunications services sector have a handful of related ETF options to choose from.

Telecom ETFs:

1. Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (NYSEArca: VOX)

Top 10 Holdings – 69.65% of Total Assets:

Verizon Communications Inc. Com VZ 22.42
AT&T Inc. T 22.37
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock CTL 4.58
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co LVLT 4.36
SBA Communications Corporation SBAC 3.72
T-Mobile US, Inc. TMUS 3.50
Frontier Communications Corpora FTR 2.63
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc TDS 2.11
Sprint Corporation Common Stock S 2.04
ORBCOMM Inc. ORBC 1.92

2. iShares U.S. Telecommunications ETF (NYSEArca: IYZ)

Top 10 Holdings – 59.94% of Total Assets:

AT&T Inc. T 10.67
Verizon Communications Inc. Com VZ 9.95
SBA Communications Corporation SBAC 5.87
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co LVLT 5.67
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock CTL 5.62
T-Mobile US, Inc. TMUS 5.27
Frontier Communications Corpora FTR 4.84
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Common St RKUS 4.10
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc TDS 4.02
Shenandoah Telecommunications C SHEN 3.53

3. iShares Global Telecomm ETF (NYSEArca: IXP)

Top 10 Holdings – 71.22% of Total Assets:

AT&T Inc. T 18.40
Verizon Communications Inc. Com VZ 15.99
Vodafone Group PLC VODPF.L 6.56
CHINA MOBILE HONG KO CHLKF 4.88
NIPPON TEL & TEL CP NPPXF 4.48
BT Group PLC BTGOF.L 4.39
Deutsche Telekom AG DTEGF.DE 4.29
KDDI CORP KDDIF 4.24
SOFTBANK CORP ORD SFTBF 4.14
Telstra Corp Ltd TTRAF.AX 3.85

4. Fidelity MSCI Telecommunication Services Index ETF (NYSEArca: FCOM)

Top 10 Holdings – 67.9% of Total Assets:

AT&T Inc. T 22.00
Verizon Communications Inc. Com VZ 20.95
CenturyLink, Inc. Common Stock CTL 4.41
Level 3 Communications, Inc. Co LVLT 4.23
SBA Communications Corporation SBAC 3.69
T-Mobile US, Inc. TMUS 3.37
Straight Path Communications In STRP 2.61
Frontier Communications Corpora FTR 2.49
Globalstar, Inc. Common Stock GSAT 2.13
pdvWireless, Inc. PDVW 2.02

5. SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (NYSEArca: IST)

Top 10 Holdings – 59.4% of Total Assets:

Vodafone Group PLC VODPF.L 9.92
Deutsche Telekom AG DTEGF.DE 6.37
BT Group PLC BTGOF.L 6.30
KDDI CORP KDDIF 6.27
SOFTBANK CORP ORD SFTBF 6.22
Telefonica SA TEFOF.BC 5.76
NIPPON TEL & TEL CP NPPXF 4.95
NTT DOCOMO INC ORD NTDMF 4.92
Orange SA FNCTF.PA 4.52
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd SNGNF.SI 4.17

6. SPDR S&P Telecom ETF (NYSEArca: XTL)

Top 10 Holdings – 24.46% of Total Assets:

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. COMM 2.56
NetScout Systems, Inc. NTCT 2.49
Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. UBNT 2.48
SBA Communications Corporation SBAC 2.47
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Common St RKUS 2.44
InterDigital, Inc. IDCC 2.44
Arista Networks, Inc. Common St ANET 2.40
NETGEAR, Inc. NTGR 2.40
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc TDS 2.39
Windstream Holdings, Inc. WIN 2.39