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 an annualised 2.3% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach $22.8 billion. Increased demand for higher 4G data plans, which attract higher prices, is projected to drive revenue growth of 2.6%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry exhibits high levels of capital intensity. For every dollar the industry invests on capital expenses, an estimated $0.40 is spent on labour. Mobile telecommunications carriers have been heavily investing in expanding the capacity of their wireless networks, rolling out new networks, and attaining new spectrum licences. Maintaining and upgrading network infrastructure in line with technological advancements remains highly capital-intensive. Mobile telecommunications carriers have invested in expanding their mobile network capacity to meet future demand.
Capital investment includes network infrastructure, land and spectrum. Spectrum licences are required for each state and are held for a finite period... purchase to read more