Hold the wire: The growing popularity of wireless networks has caused industry revenue to fall

IBISWorld’s Wired Telecommunications Network Operation market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The need to communicate is an integral part of the everyday operation of Australian households, businesses and government offices. The way people communicate is changing, at the expense of 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...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Wired Telecommunications Network Operation industry has been in decline over the past five years due to strong external competition from wireless telecommunications service providers. Unlike industry operators, wireless telecommunications carriers are subject to lower degrees of regulation, resulting in intense competition in the mobile space. This has driven down prices to the extent that it is more economical for some consumers to disconnect landlines and rely on mobile services. Internet communication, such as email, instant messaging and VoIP, has also contributed to the sustained decline in demand for wired voice services, again due to their superior pricing. As a result of declining demand for fixed line services, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 4.3% o..

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Industry Products

What is the Wired Telecommunications Network Operation Industry?

Industry operators provide voice and data services via landlines, microwaves or satellite link-ups. Services include fixed-wire telephony, wired network and cable services, including ISDN and ATM frame relay. Industry participants operate and maintain their own switching and transmission facilities, or may own a fixed line telephone network system consisting of wires or fibre-optic cable. Spare capacity is sold to other telecommunications carriers or resellers.

Industry Products
Line access
Fixed-to-mobile calls
Local calls
Data services
Long-distance calls
Customer premises equipment
Inter-carrier access
Industry Activities
Data cable communication service provision
Payphone operation
Telegram service provision
Telephone exchange operation
Fixed-wire telephone service provision
Wired network communication service provision
Integrated services digital network provision

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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