Australia - Broadband - Developments and Analysis 2005


This report analyses broadband developments in Australia in 2005. In that year the market more than doubled to just under 3 million users. Telstra launched a very aggressive campaign with an introduction price of $19.95. There are ongoing regulatory battles in relation to access to Telstra’s network thorough LLU and line sharing. The government has made some good commitments towards high speed broadband including in regional areas, but the policies remain nebulous.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Broadband scorecard
    • 2.1 Booming market but still only catching up
    • 2.2 Video-friendly broadband – 90% penetration
    • 2.3 Australia is still three years behind
    • 2.4 Broadband key issue for developers of real estate
  • 3. ISDN – ADSL switch-over problems
  • 4. Broadband price wars
  • 5. So much for broadband register transparency
  • 6. Telstra mastering its broadband future
  • 7. First broadband Competition Notice fizzled out
    • 7.1 Yet another setback for telco competition – analysis
  • 8. Telstra trial extended broadband
  • 9. New wholesale price initiative in early 2005
  • 10. Broadband quality
    • 10.1 ACA study finds that broadband services are reliable
    • 10.2 Thumbs-up for Telstra’s broadband quality
  • 11. Competition needed to drive broadband
  • 12. Related reports
  • Table 1 – New Telstra wholesale DSL pricing – 2004 - 2005

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Number of pages 10

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Last updated 5 Jul 2006
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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