Australia - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Within the Australian fixed broadband 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.

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) is delivered via a multi-technology mix (MTM) to homes and businesses including: fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the building (FTTB), fibre to the node (FTTN), Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), fixed wireless and satellite.

The annual growth rate in the overall number of broadband subscribers is expected to continue to slow into 2020, 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 is anticipated by 2020.

The fixed-line broadband market continues to grow steadily as the nbn rollout gains momentum, although overall penetration is predicted to grow slowly over the next five years to 2024.

Internationally, the adoption of broadband ranks Australia below many other developed countries, however the Australian market has seen a moderate increase over the past few 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.

The industry has started to seriously question the regulatory environment around the NBN. The smaller players believe they are in danger of being squeezed out of the market through complex and expensive NBN wholesale offerings. These same arrangements also mean that the end-users are not receiving the benefits of high-speed broadband in an affordable form.

Key developments:

  • The DSL sector is expected to shrink as customers are migrated to the NBN.
  • Consolidation within the fixed broadband market has occurred over the past few years.
  • The annual growth rate in the fixed broadband market is expected to continue to slow over the next five years to 2024.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Optus, Telstra, nbn (NBN Co), iiNet, TPG, TransACT, M2, iiNet, Optus, Primus, Austar; Ericsson; Visionstream; Optus, iiNet, AUSTAR, Foxtel, Neighbourhood Cable, nbn (NBN Co), LBNCo, OPENetworks, OptiComm, RedTrain, Pivit, Fibercorp.

Table of Contents

  • Market analysis

  • Fixed broadband – subscriber statistics and forecasts

    • Total market statistics by provider
    • Market share statistics by platform
    • Fixed broadband subscriber forecast
    • Other broadband statistics
  • National Broadband Network (NBN)

    • Overview and statistics
    • Fixed wireless networks
    • The NBN satellite network
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP)

    • Statistics
    • Major players
      • LBNCo
      • OPENetworks
      • OptiComm
      • Pivit
      • Fibercorp
      • RedTrain
  • Fibre-to-the-Basement (FTTB)

  • Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN)

  • Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC)

  • G.Fast and XG.Fast

  • HFC (Cable) Networks

  • DSL

  • WiFi market

  • Fixed broadband service providers

    • Introduction
    • Telstra
      • Overview
      • Company strategy
    • Optus
    • TPG Telecom Limited
      • Company overview
      • Company acquisitions
      • Network
      • Financial and operating statistics
    • Vocus
      • Overview
      • Acquisitions / Mergers
      • Network
    • Macquarie Telecom
      • Unity Group Limited (UWL)
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Fixed broadband retail subscribers (thousands) by major provider – 2010 – 2019
  • Table 2 – Fixed broadband retail subscriber annual growth by major provider – 2011 – 2019
  • Table 3 – Fixed broadband retail subscribers market share by major provider – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 4 – Telstra broadband subscribers by retail / wholesale – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Total broadband subscribers by access type – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Total broadband subscribers by access type, annual growth – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Total broadband subscribers by access type, market share – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Fixed broadband subscribers – DSL, Cable, Fibre – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 9 – Fixed broadband subscribers (with forecast) – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 10 – Internet subscribers by download speed – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Volume of data downloaded (terrabytes) by access connection - 2013 – 2018
  • Table 12 – NBN premises activated, ready for service (thousands) – 2011 – 2019
  • Table 13 – NBN revenue ($million) statistics – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 14 – NBN ARPU – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 15 – NBN capital expenditure – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 16 – Cumulative end user subscriptions by technology – 2013 – 2019 (FY)
  • Table 17 – Market share – Subscriptions – 2013 – 2019 (FY)
  • Table 18 – FTTP - Market share - by Provider – 2019
  • Table 19 – FTTB -- Market share - by Provider – 2019
  • Table 20 – FTTN- Market share - by Provider – 2019
  • Table 21 – FTTC- Market share - by Provider – 2019
  • Table 22 – HFC - Market share - by Provider – 2019
  • Table 23 – Wireless - Market share - by Provider – 2019
  • Table 24 – Satellite - Market share - by Provider – 2019
  • Table 25 – FTTP subscriber statistics – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 26 –FttN expenditure – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 27 – FttC expenditure – 2016 – 2019
  • Table 28 – FttC subscribers – 2018 – 2019
  • Table 29 – HFC Roll out plan 2016 – 2018
  • Table 30 – Cable broadband subscribers by major operator and annual change – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 31 – DSL broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 32 – Optus – broadband statistics - 2015 – 2019
  • Table 33 – iiNet’s acquisitions – 2003 – 2014
  • Table 34 – TPG Revenue, EBITDA and NPAT– 2008– 2019
  • Table 35 – TPG – revenue ($ million) breakdown by division – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 36 – TPG – Broadband ARPU ($/month) – 2016 – 2019
  • Table 37 – TPG – Consumer broadband subscribers (thousands) by Product – 2017 – 2019
  • Table 38 – TPG – Group mobile subscribers (thousands) by Division– 2014 – 2019
  • Table 39 – Vocus - key financial parameters – 2012- 2019
  • Table 40 – Vocus Australia - consumer broadband subscribers (thousands) – 2018 – 2019
  • Table 41 – M2’s acquisitions
  • Table 42 – Macquarie key financial indicators – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 43 – Historic - Total business and residential broadband subscribers – 2006 – 2014
  • Table 44 – Historic - TPG – consumer broadband subscribers (thousands) by Product – 2014 – 2017

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Fixed broadband subscribers –DSL, Cable, Fibre – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Fixed broadband subscribers (with forecast) - 2009 – 2024

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Last updated 29 Oct 2019
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