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Australia - Broadband - Overview and Analysis - 2008

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Last updated: 14 May 2008 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 10

Analyst: Paul Budde

Synopsis

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.

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