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Australia - Industry - Market Share Analysis

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2002 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 7


Despite some promising progress in the late 1990s, the traditional competition in the voice markets collapsed during 2001/2002. Consolidation, company collapses and rationalisation saw many (retail) customers move back to Telstra and Optus. This has left the market without sufficient large-scale operators to offer serious competition to Telstra; even Optus is no longer able to deliver national fixed-based competition. Real growth, driven by competition and innovation, rather than by monopolistic forces is clearly coming from the data market. This is set to continue over 2003 and 2004.

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