Australia - Regulatory - Telstra Battle

Synopsis

This report has been archived. It outlines a number of regulatory battles that are ongoing between Telstra and the Australian government during 2007. As we reveal in the report, Telstra is fighting tooth and nail to try and keep as much of its monopoly in place as possible, but it appears to be fighting a losing battle. BuddeComm believes that it is no longer a question of ‘if’ but ‘how’ – implementation has become the big issue. We believe that drastic changes are about to take place. The question is whether they will be in the national interest, so we still must be extremely vigilant regarding Telstra’s plans.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Expect some serious Telstra restructuring
  • 3. Minister in the firing line
  • 4. Precarious state of affairs
    • 4.1 Good old Aussie pork-barrelling
    • 4.2 New Telstra-Optus duopoly
    • 4.3 No innovations and competition
    • 4.4 Short-term political gains
    • 4.5 Why do we need broadband?
  • 5. At last - the T4 campaign
    • 5.1 The campaign
    • 5.2 Analysis and comments
  • 6. Back to the Dark Ages
  • 7. Related reports
  • Exhibit 1 – Key regulatory and policy issues, as BuddeComm see them

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Last updated 5 Nov 2008
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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