Australia - Analysis - The industry in 2006


This report was archived in August 2007 and has not been updated. For recent analysis, see separate report: Analysis of the Australian telco market in 2007. Telcos are struggling to hold on to their old revenues while preparing themselves for a rapidly changing market place. After years of cost cutting the first telcos are starting to invest again; however, Australia is lagging behind. Key issues for the players are the decline in voice revenue and the emergence of VoIP. Also trying to move into media markets such as broadband TV and far more sophisticated delivery models (triple play) are providing the industry with plenty of challenges. In all of this the competition continues to struggle ā€“ they might increase retail market share but not margins.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Financial issues
    • 2.1 Financial outlook for Australian telco industry
    • 2.2 A profitless industry?
    • 2.3 Does Telstra have a divine right to premium profits?
    • 2.4 Government T3 plans taken to the cleaners
    • 2.5 Time for Sol to go
  • 3. Industry developments
    • 3.1 Now is the time for the industry to unite
    • 3.2 Telecoms revival
    • 3.3 Consolidation is making steady progress
    • 3.4 Competition not progressing
    • 3.5 Trench warfare and guerilla activities
    • 3.6 Telcos struggling with declining voice revenues
    • 3.7 Why is Australia lagging behind in competition?
    • 3.8 Shake-out of the ISP market on the horizon
  • 4. New opportunities
    • 4.1 Broadband resale
    • 4.2 VoIP offering new competition opportunities
  • 5. Mobile market
    • 5.1 Mobile market reaching saturation
  • 6. Related reports
  • Exhibit 1 ā€“ Nextgen telecoms

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Number of pages 14

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Last updated 3 Jul 2006
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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