Australia - Access Network - Line sharing


Opening up the local telecommunications network is one of the key elements in competition. Whoever controls the access to the customer will control the entire telecoms industry. The industry’s strategies and investments were clearly concentrated around mobile – there was little or no interest in broadband. With improved wholesale services, close to thirty other companies joined this group during 2002.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Customer access key to competition
  • 2. Industry’s preoccupation with telephone calls
  • 3. Telco crisis focussed attention on broadband
    • 3.1 Incumbent and government developments
    • 3.2 New players in the market
  • 4. Industry restructuring
    • 4.1 The inevitable will eventually happen
    • 4.2 Key restructuring issues
    • 4.3 Deregulation started off on the wrong foot
    • 4.4 Society and economy will progress
  • 5. Where does line sharing fit in?
    • 5.1 Small changes will be the rule
    • 5.2 What is line sharing
    • 5.3 Multi services
    • 5.4 Line sharing declared
    • 5.5 The Telstra service
    • 5.6 First service from Optus
    • 5.7 The limits of line sharing
    • Exhibit 1 – Examples of multi services

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Last updated 26 Oct 2002
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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