Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in the Australian economy. Growth has been driven principally by the commitment of successive federal governments to invest into building telecommunications technology for the coming decade through the National Broadband Network (NBN). The objective of the NBN is to provide all Australian households, businesses and government agencies with a technologically advanced communications platform through which to access internet-based entertainment and data transfer. Through the creation of NBN Co, the Federal Government single-handedly created a boom in the industry.
Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to record accelerated growth of an annualised... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Operators in the industry design, install and maintain fibre-optic cable networks.
The installation of fibre-optic cable is the industry's main source of revenue, accounting for about 72.4% of revenue. This segment includes the installation of fibre-optic cable for telephone and internet companies, utility companies and consumers. For installation, industry participants hang cable from poles (aerial installation), bury the cable directly underground and pull cable through a conduit.
On the NBN project, the majority of optic fibre is to be laid underground. NBN Co has entered into an agreement with Telstra that allows for use of existing Telstra infrastructure such as ducts, pits, exchanges, lead-in conduits and dark fibres... purchase to read more