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 Locations Chapter
Wired access lines have very high penetration rates within Australian households: about 97%. This is a result of legislation stating that all Australians must have access to a basic telephone service.
The geographic spread of the industry is relatively in line with the population spread of Australia. The eastern states New South Wales and Victoria account for the most establishments. Establishments exceed population share in these states as a higher proportion of business are located in these states.
Government policies also influence the geographic spread of the industry... purchase to read more