Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The need to communicate is an integral part of the everyday lives of Australian households, businesses and government offices. However, the ways in which people communicate are changing, which is having a negative effect on the Wired Telecommunications Network Operation industry. The industry involves the operation of hardline telephony and data (largely voice services over landlines). Telstra dominates the industry with the largest network in Australia.
However, Australians now place a greater importance on constant connectivity and as such, mobile phones are the dominant form of communication and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is an increasingly common choice for long-distance calls... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry is extremely capital intensive and as such, there has historically been very little threat of any company creating a network to rival Telstra's copper network. However, in April 2009, the Australian Government announced it would proceed with a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) national network. As part of its announcement, the government announced the creation of a NBN Co., who will build and manage the wholesale-only network. Telstra announced its willingness to cooperate with the government. Even though it is still unsure how the industry will be structured moving forward, all proposals will not affect concentration in the industry... purchase to read more