Hanging up: The staged completion of the NBN rollout will cause revenue to sharply fall

New telecommunications technology drives the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction industry. Recent technological advancements have fuelled strong demand from households and businesses for the telecommunication of voice and data. Demand for faster data transfer using optical fibre-based networks has driven the Federal Government to commit to constructing the NBN, Australia’s largest infrastructure project. The major telecommunication carriers have also invested in rolling out the 4G LTE network.The Federal Government scaling back the NBN is expected to yield savings in both time and investment over the next five years, which is unfavourable for industry contractors...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The scaling back of the NBN is expected to be disadvantageous for industry contractors
  • Government capital expenditure on the industry has marginally declined over the past five years
  • Volatile demand is projected to result in industry profitability fluctuations
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has moderate barriers to the entry of new competitors. The market is rapidly expanding, which generally provides scope for new entrants to gain a foothold in the market, but the industry can involve technically complex contracts that require contractors to have personnel with appropriate qualifications and licences. Participants must qualify to register with the Australian Communication and Media Authority.Given the technically complex nature of much of the industry activity, clients prefer to award tenders to existing players with an established reputation. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to clearly specify requirements to suppliers/contractors
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by the government and Capital expenditure by the private sector in the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry?

    Industry companies primarily construct telecommunications infrastructure, excluding maintenance and repair services. This includes constructing wireless transmission towers and base stations for mobile phone, radio, television, microwave and radar transmission. The industry also builds wired telecommunication infrastructure for telephony and data transmission using copper, coaxial and fibre-optic cables.

    Industry Products
  • Wireless systems construction
  • Fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Copper wired telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Other telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Antenna installation
  • Base station installation
  • Cable laying (optic fibre, copper and coaxial cable)
  • Microwave transmission dish installation
  • Satellite ground station installation
  • Transmission tower construction
  • Transmission line installation (aerial)
  • 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
  • Capital expenditure by the private sector
  • Capital expenditure on computer software
  • Internet connections
  • Mobile telecommunications density

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and employment
  • Private and

    public investment

  • Wired telecommunications
  • Wireless telecommunications
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit tightens
  • Private and public investment
  • Wired telecommunications
  • Table: Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Wired Telecommunications Network Operation
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Telecommunications Resellers
  • Internet Service Providers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery and Operator Hire
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Site Preparation Services
  • Structural Steel Erection Services
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Wireless systems construction
  • Copper wired telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Other telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Chart: Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Private investment
  • Public investment

  • Major Markets
  • NBN Co
  • Telecommunication carriers
  • Other markets
  • Defence and special services
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry

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

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction 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 Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry
  • 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
  • Third generation mobile phone communications technology standards.
  • 4G Lte
  • Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution, standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals.
  • Fibre To The Node (Fttn)
  • The installation of a fibre optic network to nodes at the end of a street, with connection to buildings on the traditional copper coaxial cables.
  • Fibre To The Premises (Fttp)
  • The installation of a fibre optic network that extends cable to each household.
  • Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial Cable (Hfc)
  • Broadband cables that combine the use of copper and fibre optic cables.
  • Mimas
  • Multi-technology Integrated Master Agreements (MIMAs) allocated under the revised NBN project.
  • National Broadband Network (Nbn)
  • An initiative of the Federal Government to upgrade the national telecommunications infrastructure to ensure faster broadband internet access to households and businesses.
  • Wet Hire
  • The provision of heavy construction equipment with operators (e.g. cranes, earthmovers and scaffolding).
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