Wired Telecommunications Network Operation in Australia: Market Research Report

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Wired Telecommunications Network Operation Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5801 | Jul 2015

Mobile migration: External competition from wireless services has driven revenue declines

IBISWorld’s Wired Telecommunications Network Operation market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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The need to communicate is an integral part of the everyday operation of Australian households, businesses and government offices, and the ways in which people communicate are changing. These changes are negatively affecting the Wired Telecommunications Network Operation industry, which involves the operation of fixed-line networks. Australians now place greater importance on constant connectivity. As a result, mobile phones are the dominant form of communication, while voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is an increasingly common choice for long-distance calls. VoIP includes services like Skype and Viber, in addition to specialised handsets provided by internet service providers like iiNet... purchase to read more

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The industry exhibits high barriers to entry. 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 tenets 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... purchase to read more


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What is the Wired Telecommunications Network Operation Industry?

Industry operators provide voice and data services via landlines, microwaves or satellite link-ups. Services include fixed-wire telephony, wired network and cable services, including ISDN and ATM frame relay. Industry participants operate and maintain their own switching and transmission facilities, or may own a fixed-line telephone network system consisting of wires or fibre-optic cable. Spare capacity is sold to other telecommunications carriers or resellers.

Industry Products
Line accessFixed-to-mobile callsLocal callsData servicesLong-distance callsCustomer premises equipmentInter-carrier access
Industry Activities
Data cable communication service provisionPayphone operation Telegram service provisionTelephone exchange operationFixed-wire telephone service provisionTelex service provisionWired network communication service provisionIntegrated services digital network provision

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