Australia - 2nd-tier Telcos - Analysis, Revenue & Market Shares 2010 Synopsis
Telecommunications regulatory reform will feature high during 2011, once the effects of the elections settling down.
The fixed voice market is declining in the second-tier market at an even faster rate than it is in the first-tier market - it fell by more than 11% in 2008/09 and more than 8% in 2009/10. Falling revenue reflects increased bundle value as well as consumers' move away from fixed voice services, but it may also be a symptom of increased reliance on VoIP-based platforms (such as iiNet's successful “Bob” promotion) as the basis of voice services in the second-tier market. Revenues in second-tier mobile services and data services (including Internet access) continue to show satisfactory growth.
Another key development in the second-tier market in the next 12 months will be the outcome of Telecom New Zealand's sale of the consumer part of AAPT to iiNet. At the time of writing, TNZ was still said to be considering offers for the AAPT business customers. This would mark a further consolidation of the Australian second-tier market.
Last Update: 22 Sep 2010 Number of Pages: 16
Australia - Analysis - Telecommunications Pricing Telstra has been successful in maintaining its grip on the fixed market; it still reaps 75% of its profitable revenues from access and voice services. However, voice has become a commodity service and is now under threat from resale competition, VoIP and mobile substitution. In reaction to that Telstra has been rebalancing its services and has significantly increased its line rentals, causing a 15% increase in residential charges. Price caps, bundling and soon triple play are having a massive effect on the pricing of new telecoms services.
Last Update: 8 Jan 2007 Number of Pages: 11
Australia - Broadband - Business Market Statistics Synopsis
The business market in Australia was quick to embrace broadband, and by 2009 the vast majority of this sector had made the transition. A major reason businesses moved to broadband was for faster speed, yet according to some studies in 2011 they still suffer from slow speeds.
While business broadband expansion continues into 2011 as these users move to mobile broadband, the big driver will be from the fibre-based National Broadband Network. The faster speeds of this network will see business use explode with the uptake of services such as software as a service, together with cloud computing, online interactions, and media conferencing, as all these services need high-speed broadband to succeed.
This report provides a detailed overview of the key drivers and trends behind broadband adoption in the Australian business market. A number of market surveys are also included across a wide range of topics including e-business, broadband usage, small and medium enterprise readiness, and usage of the internet sectors.
Last Update: 4 May 2011 Number of Pages: 14
Australia - Broadband - DSL Market Overview and Statistics While the resale of DSL based services using Telstra's Unbundled Local Loop (ULL) service was economically unviable for voice services, it did enable platform based competition to provide broadband services. Many firms have installed their own DSLAM infrastructure enabling them to provide fairly high speed Internet services via ADSL2+. This regulatory framework related to ULL has encouraged investment and the number of broadband users with access to services has increased. However a key concern moving forward is the impact on investment in DSLAM infrastructure may become obsolete once Fibre to the Premises (FttP) networks are built. The Governments proposal to build a National Broadband Network (NBN) may invoke changes in the regulatory environment relating to DSL based broadband services. As such the existing regulatory regime will need to be balanced against the emerging regime relating to the fibre network. Last Update: 18 May 2009 Number of Pages: 10
Australia - Broadband - DSL Market, Overview, Statistics and Providers Synopsis
Although there is some conjecture on actual Internet Service Providers numbers ranging from less than 400 through more than to 600, BuddeComm estimates that in early 2011 there are around 450 ISPs providing services ranging from dialup through to DSL, fibre and wireless solutions. Some ISPs only service small numbers of less than one hundred users.
By mid-2011 the retail fixed broadband market is dominated by a small number of firms. Telstra provides the majority of services and has more than four times as many retail subscribers as the second largest ISP iiNet. The other top ISPs include TPG, Optus, with iPrimus holding less than half the number of subscribers that TPG has. ISP numbers are estimated to rise as the National Broadband Network rollout encourages even more service providers to enter the marketplace by providing the future services that the fibre-enabled NBN market will allow.
Consolidation in the retail ISP market has occurred with a number of mergers in the last two years. The most notable of these deals was between iiNet and Westnet, along with TPG and Pipe Networks in 2009, while iiNet also acquired Melbourne-based ISP Netspace and the AAPT consumer division in 2010.
In this report we provide an overview and analysis of the DSL market including infrastructure statistics, major ISP statistics and information on the key providers. The data is provided in text, tabular and easy-to-read chart formats.
Last Update: 18 May 2011 Number of Pages: 10