Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry is made up of companies that own the wireless infrastructure that enables voice and data services, and radio and television relays. The industry has grown steadily over the past five years, benefiting from the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets, driven by higher demand for constant connectivity and higher data usage. Strong price competition between major players has tempered revenue growth, with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) all competing for market share. Consequently, industry revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.0% over the five years through 2015-16 to reach $22.0 billion. Increased use of 4G connectivity, which can achieve higher prices, is projected to drive 3.7%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Wireless networks are becoming increasingly important in the general telecommunications sector as voice and text communication continues to move from existing fixed networks to wireless networks. This substitution trend has affected both wired and mobile telecommunications carriers.
Voice services, which earn revenue through call charges and access fees, remain the primary feature of mobile devices and generate the largest segment of industry revenue. Over the past five years, the voice segment has become saturated and heavily commoditised. Increased promotion of capped-call plans with free minutes and message features (designed to reduce customer churn) has led to a fall in average revenue per user (ARPU)... purchase to read more