Australia - Broadband - Competition 2004


This report analyses broadband developments in Australia as at mid 2004. Firstly, it examines the companies that were gearing up for competition in early 2004, which, a month later, resulted in a full-blown price war. While this benefited customers, the industry was up in arms regarding the wholesale rates. The ACCC issued a competition notice and Telstra came back with a better offer. On the policy side – more of the same, with no new initiatives from the Federal Government. The States, however, are continuing to make good progress.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. The prelude
    • 2.1 Telstra gearing up for broadband competition
    • 2.2 More and better DSL services
  • 3. ACCC steps In
    • 3.1 ACCC notice and Telstra spin
    • 3.2 Competition Notice
  • 4. Who is outfoxing whom?
    • 4.1 War started at Optus broadband launch
    • 4.2 Unwired aiming at the blackspots
    • 4.3 Price dumping and the reaction from clever competitors
    • 4.4 Infrastructure providers under fire
    • 4.5 Resale vs. infrastructure based competition
  • 5. Handling the aftermath
  • 6. Related reports

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Broadband Fixed
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Regulations & Government Policies

Number of pages 7

Status Archived

Last updated 9 Jul 2004
Update History

Analyst: Paul Budde

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