Down to the wire: The staged completion of the NBN rollout will cause revenue to sharply fall

The Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction industry is driven by technological advancements and the growing demand from households and businesses for voice and data telecommunications. Demand for faster data transfer using optical fibre-based networks has driven the Federal Government's commitment to constructing the national broadband network (NBN), which is Australia's largest infrastructure project. The major telecommunication carriers have also invested heavily in rolling out the 4G LTE network over the past five years.The Coalition Federal Government scaled back the NBN in 2013-14 to yield savings in both time and investment. This decision has adversely affected the magnitude of industry expansion over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$10bn
Annual Growth 14-19
6.3%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
24,800
Businesses
670

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The completion of the NBN and 4G LTE network is forecast to significantly affect industry revenue
  • Greater government funding of the NBN rollout has underpinned the industry’s expansion
  • Revenue is projected to slump on the completion of the 4G LTE and NBN rollouts
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    While telecommunications infrastructure has been part of the national landscape for a century, the traditional landline copper network is being transformed. This has brought unprecedented investment to the NBN rollout and the next generation in wireless technology, the 4G-LTE network. The flow of investment to these large scale developments has contributed to industry activity fluctuations. Spurts of investment in new technology are expected to characterise the industry for years to come, with the planned investment in the 5G mobile network rollout and possible future upgrades to the NBN.Over the long term, the industry is expected to expand roughly in line with the overall economy. However, the current surge of investment in new technology distorts the growth pattern. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation and equipment lease
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    CIMIC Group Limited, Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd, Downer EDI Limited,
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - 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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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