Australia - FttH & FttN Market Overview


Countries that recognise the importance of a fibre optic telecoms infrastructure for healthcare, education and e-government, as well as for their economy, are leading developments in FttH. The Australian government is currently in the process of joining this group of visionaries. This report analyses the importance of FttH and examines the situation in Australia.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. FttH Special Interest Group (separate report)
  • 3. FttN – already out of date
  • 4. Can we afford not to move to FttH?
  • 5. Start with low-hanging FttH fruit
  • 6. Policy Analysis 2008
    • 6.1 The way forward has to be Fibre-to-the-Home
    • 6.2 Missing – regulatory guidance
    • 6.3 We all know we need functional separation – so why don’t we do it?
    • 6.4 Make the decision and Telstra will change
    • 6.5 Do we really need the money?
  • 7. Market Analysis
    • 7.1 FttH becoming a reality
    • 7.2 FttH starts making business sense
    • 7.3 Mass Market FttH still years away
  • 8. Slow move towards fibre – historic analysis
    • 8.1 Mexican standoff
    • 8.2 From HFC to FttH
    • 8.3 The Foxtel anomaly
    • 8.4 Iron grip on facilities
    • 8.5 Still running behind
    • 8.6 Telstra obstacles
    • 8.7 Government leadership
    • 8.8 HFC scenario
    • 8.9 Don’t expect miracles
  • 9. Related reports
  • Exhibit 2 – How many Expert Groups?

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Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)
Telecoms Infrastructure

Number of pages 11

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Last updated 13 Mar 2009
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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