Overview

Clear lines: The fixed-to-mobile shift is expected to cause industry revenue to increase

IBISWorld’s Telecommunications Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Increased connectivity afforded by the Telecommunications Services subdivision has changed the way Australians interact, both personally and professionally. Telecommunications services usage has increased over the past five years, but intense intra-industry and intra-subdivision competition has created a difficult trading environment for many firms. Mobile demand growth has been achieved at the expense of fixed-line services. Revenue derived from wireless services has increased, driven by the rising volume of mobile data consumption and enhanced mobile connectivity. As a result of the fixed-to-mobile shift, subdivision revenue is projected to rise at a compound annual rate of 0.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $43.4 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Telecommunications Services subdivision exhibits a high level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, $1.73 is invested in capital. There are significant initial investment costs associated with the formation of networks and entry into the subdivision. The subdivision is becoming more capital-intensive as it attempts to limit employment growth to improve operational efficiency, while concurrently investing heavily in new technologies and infrastructure upgrades.

Australian telecommunications companies have been investing heavily in network infrastructure and IT systems. The three major mobile carriers continue to invest in their networks in an effort to squeeze greater speed out of 3G technology and to upgrade to 4G technology. Ove..

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Industry Products

What is the Telecommunications Services Industry?

Telecommunications companies are mainly engaged in operating, maintaining or providing access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video over wire, cable, wireless and satellite networks. Not all subdivision participants own and operate telecommunications infrastructure. Telecommunications resellers purchase network capacity and then retail services to businesses and consumers. Internet service providers are not included in this subdivision.

Industry Products
Mobile services
Wired services
Resold telecommunications
Satellite, TV and other services
Industry Activities
Wired telecommunication service provision
Wireless telecommunications service provision
Satellite communication service provision (except mobile telephones)
Television and radio relay station operation

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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