Australia - Broadband - Overview and Analysis - 2008
BuddeComm estimates that broadband could add over $100 billon to the Australian economy, including the distribution of services to customers; and as a communication tool and by savings to health care, education and energy needs. Because the rest of the world is progressing much more quickly, Australia is losing out on competitive advantage. The key factor for this failure is moving from technology to affordability. While the technology has become available (ADSL2+), the price is too high for 60%+ of current broadband users. Approximately 90% of Australia’s national network could feasibly be upgraded with an FttN rollout. We believe this will ultimately happen over a 10 year period to 2018.
Table of Contents
2. Market and industry analysis mid-2008
2.1 Focus on infrastructure based competition
2.2 FttH is the way forward
2.3 ADSL2+ from Telstra is too expensive
2.4 Safeguarding competition
3. ISP market overview – where is the industry heading?
3.1 The market in 2008
3.2 New business models are required
4. Broadband in a broader perspective – analyses
4.1 What is broadband and why is it needed?
4.2 Analysis - no future in HFC cable broadband
4.3 The end of ULL and DSLAMS
4.4 Telstra making all the right NGN moves
5. Broadband statistics and forecasts
5.1 Household statistics
5.2 Broadband subscribers
6. Home networks
7. Policy analysis – the way forward has to be Fibre-to-the-Home