Hold the phone: The staged completion of the NBN rollout will cause revenue to fall sharply

IBISWorld’s Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Technological advancements have driven investment in the 4G mobile network
  • Revenue decline follows the projected construction peak in the NBN rollout in 2016-17

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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...

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    What is the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction industry?

    The Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction industry has experienced record activity over the past five years. The industry rose from a trough in 2011-12 on the back of accelerated private and public sector investment in improved technology for wireless and wired telecommunications infrastructure. The NBN rollout and 4G LTE mobile network deployment have both underpinned robust demand for telecommunications infrastructure construction.

    Volatile growth reflects the adoption of new technology (e.g. voice, data and video transfer) and associated growing demand for infrastructure to support this technology. Technological development has driven investment in the wireless communications market, with subscribers migrating from 2GSM to 3G, and then 4G LTE mobile technology...

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    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

  • Competing on tender
  • Specifying requirements
  • 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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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Wireless systems construction
    Fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure construction
    Copper wired telecommunications infrastructure construction
    Other telecommunications infrastructure construction
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    CPB Contractors
    Downer Infrastructure

    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
  • Capital expenditure by the private sector
  • Capital expenditure on computer software
  • Internet connections
  • Mobile telecommunications density

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Depreciation and equipment lease
  • Other costs
  • 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
    Major Companies
    CIMIC Group LimitedDowner EDI LimitedEricsson Australia Pty Ltd
  • Table: CIMIC Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction 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
  • 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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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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