Australia - New Telcos - Market Analysis 2003


There are not many remaining of the so-called ‘new’ telcos that entered the market during the 1990s. Most of these companies used a business model copied from Telstra, simply adding a discount. And most of them failed to become key players in the then emerging Internet market, and in the later broadband market. On the infrastructure side – more bad news, with all the newcomers competing with each other for the same 400 corporate customers. By 2003 a new trend began, with broadband service providers and utilities becoming more prominent. Indecisive federal government policies and regulations have produced a change in leadership, with initiatives now coming from states and local councils.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. New telcos are doing it tough
    • 2.1 The traditional telco marketplace
    • 2.2 New telcos left with the crumbs
    • 2.3 Consolidation
    • 2.4 What has happened to the infrastructure telcos of the 1990s
    • 2.5 Commodity products
  • 3. New business models
    • 3.1 Nextgen telcos
    • 3.2 The future is applications-based
    • 3.3 ISP model more successful than telco model
    • 3.4 Focussing on the customer
  • 4. Regulatory regime failed the industry
    • 4.1 Key issues more than ten years old
    • 4.2 Telstra remains all-powerful
    • 4.3 Test of ACCC powers
  • 5. New opportunities in the CAN
    • 5.1 No national infrastructure competition
    • 5.2 Alternative CANs
    • 5.3 The UtiliTel alternative
    • Table 1 – Overview of number of traditional telcos? – 1995-2003

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Last updated 13 Jun 2003
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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