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, and this 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). Australians now place greater importance on constant connectivity and as such, mobile phones are the dominant form of communication. Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is an increasingly common choice for long-distance calls... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry is characterised as having high levels of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $3.50 is allocated for labour. In this calculation, depreciation is used as a proxy for capital while wages are used as a proxy for labour. The industry is heavily reliant on the network infrastructure in delivering services. Maintaining and upgrading infrastructure in line with new technological advancements is very capital-intensive, as project costs can escalate well into the billions of dollars. An example of the enormous capital investment required in network infrastructure is the Federal Government's NBN proposal.
New technologies dramatically influence the Telecommunication Services subdivision... purchase to read more