Within the market there is a dynamic shift among customers to fibre networks, as this infrastructure is being built out by nbn (NBN Co), the company responsible for the national broadband deployment. Australia’s broadband sector is making improved progress in its migration to a multi-technology NBN.
Growth in the overall number of broadband subscribers is expected to continue to slow further into 2018, with most growth coming from the mobile wireless and fibre broadband markets, due to increased uptake by the nbn is these two segments.
The DSL sector is expected to shrink as customers are migrated to the NBN in areas where services become available, while subscribers on HFC infrastructure will continue to be provided by existing cable within the NBN’s multi-technology mix. Commercial cable services based on the DOCSIS3.1 standard are anticipated later in 2018.
The DSL sector is still showing resilience as operators make greater use of VDSL, while nbn has trialled G.fast technology and expects to provide services shortly.
By 2017-18, two million homes and businesses were connected to the NBN, out of a total of 4.5 million premises that can order a retail service over the network. NBN at this time was one quarter of the way towards its goal of connecting eight million homes and businesses by 2020.
Internationally, the adoption of broadband ranks Australia below many other developed countries, however has seen a moderate increase over the past two years due to the continued rollout of the nbn.
Consolidation within the broadband market, with some key acquisitions having taken place among fixed broadband service providers, will provide greater reach and scale for operators in coming years.
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Last updated 26 Apr 2018
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Paul, Many thanks for your inputs yesterday. You provided a compelling different perspective to our traditional infrastructure focus and this is valuable for our future planning. I also had very favourable feedback from our participants on your involvement.
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