Australia - Analysis - The telecoms market moving into 2008

Synopsis

Telstra’s dominance and anti-competitive actions are having a devastating effect on the industry. With the global debate moving in the direction of structural industry changes, the ACCC doesn’t have the regulatory powers needed to enforce the structural changes. The increased speeds that are now becoming available on our broadband networks are going to drive broadband in the direction of infrastructure to support a growing number of key services such as health care, education, social networks and consumer-based content services. However, serious mass market developments in the mobile wireless broadband market are not expected until 2010-2012. The market is moving towards digital media, device-based services and Internet business models, but the industry is hanging onto outdated models – they have failed to implement true triple play models. Instead they are trying to protect their innovative but outdated pricing strategies. This report indicates where the market will move to in 2008, and what (and who) will be the winners and losers.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Reviewing 2007 and previewing 2008
  • 3. Market moving into 2008
    • 3.1 Statistical overview
    • 3.2 Are you ready for 2008?
  • 4. Local industry developments
    • 4.1 Weak government policies cause industry disruption
    • 4.2 Telstra’s destructive behaviour
    • 4.3 Rest of industry brought to the brink
    • 4.4 Regional telecommunications suffer at the hands of Telstra
    • 4.5 Telstra’s Mexican stand-off
    • 4.6 Structural changes needed via regulation
    • 4.7 Smaller operators seize market opportunities
  • 5. The converging landscape
    • 5.1 Telecoms access models undergo fundamental changes
    • 5.2 Rapidly changing voice market
      • 5.2.1 Introduction
      • 5.2.2 VoIP – slow but steady take-up
      • 5.2.3 Slow progress in fixed-mobile convergence
      • 5.2.4 Mobile merging with wireless
    • 5.3 IPTV
    • 5.4 WiMAX
    • 5.5 Digital media will be the key market driver
  • 6. Corporate markets
  • 7. 2007 Australian Telecommunications Market and Industry reports

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Last updated 22 Nov 2007
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