Australia - Broadband - Developments and Analysis 2006


This report analyses broadband developments in Australia in 2006. The broadband battles have moved on from the lack of availability of broadband services to the lack of true broadband (speeds of 2Mb+), competitive prices for such high speed services and new applications such as IPTV and VoIP over broadband. In the meantime penetration is on the rise and is set to continue for the rest of this decade. Broadband Australia funding has attracted a number of new industry initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Developments in 2006
    • 2.1 Finally – ADSL2+ has arrived
    • 2.2 Australia is catching up
    • 2.3 National Health Call Centre still thinks narrowband
    • 2.4 Government broadband inventory
  • 3. Mid year analysis – June 2006
    • 3.1 Telstra sobbing over ULL
    • 3.2 Telstra clawing back market share
    • 3.3 Telstra retracting from IPTV market
    • 3.4 Telstra delaying ADSL2+
    • 3.5 Video-friendly broadband – 90% penetration
    • 3.6 Media battles
    • 3.7 Structural separation between infrastructure and media
    • 3.8 Infrastructure-based competition
    • 3.9 ‘Growing broke’ with broadband
  • 4. The regional backhaul problem
  • 5. Related reports

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Number of pages 9

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Last updated 1 May 2007
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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