High in fibre: Revenue has grown strongly due to government expenditure on the NBN

The Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry has grown strongly over the past five years, underpinned by the Federal Government's investment in the 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. This project is overseen by NBN Co, a government entity tasked with the responsibility to design, construct, and operate Australia's NBN. This includes wholesaling space on this network to retail communication companies. The NBN rollout has led to a surge in demand for the industry's installation services over the past five years. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 58.0% over the five years through 2017-18, to $8.1...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 13-18
58.0%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
26,800
Businesses
570

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The NBN rollout has caused demand for the industry's installation services to surge
  • A wider geographic spread of installation activity has led to growth in the number of enterprises
  • The Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry is projected to contract over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Fibre Optic Cable Installation industry has high barriers to entry and this trend has remained steady over the past five years. The primary barrier to entry is the ability to prepare competitive tenders, especially for large government projects, such as the NBN. Government entities tend to favour established players with a track record of project completion. In addition, the capacity of the large-scale players enables them to use their corporate and marketing strength to land large contracts and stable work, particularly within the government sector. Industry players must also qualify to register with the Australian Communication and Media Authority before they are able to render services...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation 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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    What is the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry?

    Industry firms primarily install, repair and maintain fibre optic cable.

    Industry Products
  • Installation of fibre optic cable
  • Replacement and maintenance of fibre optic cable
  • Engineering and design of fibre optic cable
  • Industry Activities
  • Installation of fibre optic cables
  • Repair and maintenance of fibre optic cables
  • Engineering and design for installation of fibre optic cables
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fibre Optic Cable Installation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    CIMIC Group Limited, Ferrovial Services Australia Pty Ltd, Downer EDI Limited,
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ferrovial Services Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Fibre Optic Cable Installation Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Digital Subscriber Line (Xdsl)
  • 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.
  • Rfs
  • Premises passed or covered by the NBN and ready for service (RFS).
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