Australia - Telecoms Industry - Revenue Statistics and Forecasts
While fixed-line telephony traffic and revenue are declining, the mobile broadband market is growing steadily. Fixed-line broadband on the copper network are also declining as fibre and fixed-wireless broadband services become more widely available, through the NBN’s multi-technology architecture, with its emphasis on VDSL with Fibre-to-the Node (FttN). In time, much of the voice traffic will be data packet via technologies such as Voice over Long-term Evolution (VoLTE).
The release of spectrum for LTE mobile broadband use, as well as and increased uptake by consumers and businesses, is easing to help offset the decline in revenue from fixed-line services, although as user uptake increases so will the amount of bandwidth consumed.
Other sources of revenue for the major telcos include broadband, data and IP access, business services and applications, cloud computing and other telco services. New revenue streams from fibre and cloud computing in particular are assisting the telcos to compensate from losses from revenues from traditional revenue streams.
The second-tier market continues to grow strongly although eased off to some degree during 2018. Developments in this market have been dominated by industry consolidation a process that is set to continue over coming years, in particular from Vocus and TPG, both of which continue to grow through increased scale via mergers and acquisitions.
This report provides statistics on revenue and market forecasts as well as analyses for the Australian telecommunications market by major providers and according to telecommunications service. The telecoms service market is segmented according to the major providers Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, as well by second-tier market providers including Vocus- M2, TPG and Macquarie Telecom.
The mobile broadband market is predicted to grow steadily over the next five years to 2023.
Fixed-line DSL broadband is declining as fibre and fixed-wireless broadband services become more widely available.
The second-tier market continues to grow strongly although eased off to some degree during 2018.
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