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. ComVZ22.42
AT&T Inc.T22.37
CenturyLink, Inc. Common StockCTL4.58
Level 3 Communications, Inc. CoLVLT4.36
SBA Communications CorporationSBAC3.72
T-Mobile US, Inc.TMUS3.50
Frontier Communications CorporaFTR2.63
Telephone and Data Systems, IncTDS2.11
Sprint Corporation Common StockS2.04
ORBCOMM Inc.ORBC1.92

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

Top 10 Holdings – 59.94% of Total Assets:

AT&T Inc.T10.67
Verizon Communications Inc. ComVZ9.95
SBA Communications CorporationSBAC5.87
Level 3 Communications, Inc. CoLVLT5.67
CenturyLink, Inc. Common StockCTL5.62
T-Mobile US, Inc.TMUS5.27
Frontier Communications CorporaFTR4.84
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Common StRKUS4.10
Telephone and Data Systems, IncTDS4.02
Shenandoah Telecommunications CSHEN3.53

3. iShares Global Telecomm ETF (NYSEArca: IXP)

Top 10 Holdings – 71.22% of Total Assets:

AT&T Inc.T18.40
Verizon Communications Inc. ComVZ15.99
Vodafone Group PLCVODPF.L6.56
CHINA MOBILE HONG KOCHLKF4.88
NIPPON TEL & TEL CPNPPXF4.48
BT Group PLCBTGOF.L4.39
Deutsche Telekom AGDTEGF.DE4.29
KDDI CORPKDDIF4.24
SOFTBANK CORP ORDSFTBF4.14
Telstra Corp LtdTTRAF.AX3.85

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

Top 10 Holdings – 67.9% of Total Assets:

AT&T Inc.T22.00
Verizon Communications Inc. ComVZ20.95
CenturyLink, Inc. Common StockCTL4.41
Level 3 Communications, Inc. CoLVLT4.23
SBA Communications CorporationSBAC3.69
T-Mobile US, Inc.TMUS3.37
Straight Path Communications InSTRP2.61
Frontier Communications CorporaFTR2.49
Globalstar, Inc. Common StockGSAT2.13
pdvWireless, Inc.PDVW2.02

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

Top 10 Holdings – 59.4% of Total Assets:

Vodafone Group PLCVODPF.L9.92
Deutsche Telekom AGDTEGF.DE6.37
BT Group PLCBTGOF.L6.30
KDDI CORPKDDIF6.27
SOFTBANK CORP ORDSFTBF6.22
Telefonica SATEFOF.BC5.76
NIPPON TEL & TEL CPNPPXF4.95
NTT DOCOMO INC ORDNTDMF4.92
Orange SAFNCTF.PA4.52
Singapore Telecommunications LtdSNGNF.SI4.17

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

Top 10 Holdings – 24.46% of Total Assets:

CommScope Holding Company, Inc.COMM2.56
NetScout Systems, Inc.NTCT2.49
Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.UBNT2.48
SBA Communications CorporationSBAC2.47
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Common StRKUS2.44
InterDigital, Inc.IDCC2.44
Arista Networks, Inc. Common StANET2.40
NETGEAR, Inc.NTGR2.40
Telephone and Data Systems, IncTDS2.39
Windstream Holdings, Inc.WIN2.39