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

The Wired Telecommunications Network Operation market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is extremely capital-intensive and as a result, there has historically been very little threat of any company creating a network to rival Telstra's copper network. However, the creation of NBN Co, which will build and manage the wholesale-only network will serve to partly constrain Telstra's market share. Telstra has announced its willingness to cooperate with the government. Even though it is still unsure how the industry will be structured moving forward, all proposals will not affect the industry's market share concentration. Concentration will remain high if there is a major player switch from Telstra to NBN Co, and will also remain high if both companies split Telstra's current majority market share.


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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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