Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Industry players generate revenue through a range of services. These include providing local and long-distance communication services, and wholesaling access to their networks, for a variety of purposes. The industry has sustained declines in the number of local and long-distance calls, but has experienced a surge in demand for data services over the past five years.
Line access is the dominant revenue generator for the Wired Telecommunications Network Operation industry. This segment has been able to maintain its strong revenue share despite a fall in usage. The wholesale line access price charged by Telstra is regulated by the ACCC and has remained high compared with substitutes... purchase to read more