Australia - Infrastructure - Network Outsourcing Analysis


After two years of navel-gazing and hoping for better times it is beginning to dawn on many telcos that things are not going to improve in the near future. Telcos are bracing themselves for lower call charges and no significant new income from mobile data services for several years to come. The latest area that these companies are investigating is that of ‘network outsourcing’ and there are certainly some interesting elements to this. I am on record, as far back as the late 1980s, with a prediction that vendors and telcos will move closer together. Furthermore, I predict that network outsourcing will eventually force structural separation – with the vendors running these networks they will become shared networks. 3G might be the first real challenge to this sharing philosophy. This report was archived in March 2005.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Early developments in Australia and New Zealand
    • 2.1 Hutchison
    • 2.2 Telecom New Zealand and AAPT
      • 2.2.1 National network New Zealand
      • 2.2.2 Managed services for AAPT
      • 2.2.3 TCNZ’s CDMA network
    • 2.3 Telstra
    • 2.4 Vodafone
  • 3. Analysis of developments in network outsourcing
    • 3.1 The celco cost crisis
    • 3.2 Vendors – the network operators of the future
    • 3.3 The revival of the vendors
  • 4. Analysis of the TCNZ outsourcing strategy
    • 4.1 Network outsourcing – which direction to take
    • 4.2 Small telcos need to be smart
    • 4.3 Vendors will end up in control
    • 4.4 A brave move – or a foolish one?
    • 4.5 Execution
  • 5. Rethinking telecommunications networks
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Massive write-offs in traditional networks
    • 5.3 New business models need to be implemented
    • 5.4 New networks are required
    • 5.5 Deploy IP or else …
  • 6. Rethinking the role of the vendors
    • 6.1 Manufacturers need to refocus their business
    • 6.2 From boom to bust
    • 6.3 More consolidation needed
    • 6.4 From equipment providers to service providers
    • 6.5 Arrival of new business models
    • 6.6 It takes two to tango
  • 7. Related reports

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Number of pages 10

Status Archived

Last updated 8 Jul 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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