Live wire: Revenue continues to grow strongly due to government expenditure on the NBN

IBISWorld’s Fibre Optic Cable Installation 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Government funding of NBN rollout has created a boom for this industry
  • NBN Co has introduced a new contracting model that focuses on performance-based contracts

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry has grown strongly over the past five years, underpinned by the Federal Government's investment in the National Broadband Network (NBN). The objective of the NBN is to provide all Australian households, businesses and government agencies with an advanced communications platform to access internet-based data and entertainment.

    NBN Co was established to build the national telecommunications network and to sell space on this network to retail communications companies. Tier-1 contractors are assigned the responsibility of rolling out the network in specific states and regions. These firms often subcontract work to smaller specialist installers...

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    What is the Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry?

    The industry is growing at an extraordinary pace, fuelled by the high level of government funding into the National Broadband Network. While networks comprising fibre-optic cables were in existence before the NBN was pursued, these were not as in-depth as the NBN project.

    This government investment is expected to drive growth in industry value added by an annualised 2.2% over the 10-year period through 2021-22, compared with GDP growth by an annualised 2.5% over the same period. The NBN is introducing a new technology to many consumers and businesses and thus be seen as introducing a new product to many new markets. The...

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    Additional Insights for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by the government and Internet connections in the Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Installation of fibre-optic cable
    Replacement and maintenance of fibre-optic cable
    Engineering and design of fibre-optic cable
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Downer Infrastructure
    Fixed Communications

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure by the government
  • Internet connections
  • Number of households
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Changing shape of the NBN
  • Profit and problems
  • Before the NBN
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A clearer future
  • Rising investment
  • Table: Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pay Television
  • Wired Telecommunications Network Operation
  • Internet Service Providers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Installation of fibre-optic cable
  • Engineering and design of fibre-optic cable
  • Replacement and maintenance of fibre-optic cable
  • Chart: Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Governments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fibre Optic Cable Installation

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    CIMIC Group LimitedBroadspectrum Pty LtdDowner EDI LimitedService Stream Limited
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Broadspectrum Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Service Stream Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Digital Subscriber Line (Dsl)
  • A form of internet access that is provided digitally via wired telecommunication networks.
  • Fibre-To-The-Node (Fttn)
  • A system where the closest fibre connection to a house or building is at least 300 metres away.
  • Fibre-To-The-Premises (Fttp)
  • A fibre network that extends cable to each household.
  • Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial Cable (Hfc)
  • Cables that combine the use of copper and optical fibre.
  • Megabits Per Second (Mbps)
  • Describes the speed at which transmission of data takes place.
  • National Broadband Network (Nbn)
  • A Federal Government initiative to initiative to upgrade the national telecommunications infrastructure to ensure faster broadband internet access to households and businesses
  • Rfs
  • Premises passed or covered by the NBN and ready for service (RFS).
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