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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
Following the removal of carrier restrictions in 1997, there was an explosion in the number of licensed carriers from three to just over 100. Self-regulation was supposedly one of the main tenants of the new regulatory regime that was theoretically designed to allow and encourage open competition in the industry.
Despite the fundamental changes that occurred in the regulatory backdrop, there still exist a number of barriers to entry, many of which are associated with the inherent characteristics of the Telecommunication Services subdivision. The major barrier is the highly capital-intensive nature of the telecommunications business, with its extremely high level of infrastructure costs. However, technological innovations are reducing the infrastructure costs of entry... purchase to read more