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 Investment Chapter
The industry is characterised as having high levels of capital intensity. For every dollar invested in capital, an estimated $1.18 is allocated for labour. The industry is heavily reliant on 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.
New technologies dramatically influence the Telecommunication Services subdivision. Increasing demand for bandwidth has created a need to upgrade the old copper PSTN to higher capacity fibre optic cables... purchase to read more