Australia - The August 2005 Telecoms Revolution

Synopsis

On 17 August 2005 the Australian Government placed a bomb under the various cosy telecoms relationships in this country. It created a $3 billion kitty for contestable infrastructure investment developments; it has set in motion the operational separation of Telstra and has abandoned its policy to sell the remaining 51% of Telstra shares in one hit. This new environment represents the biggest telecoms revolution the country has ever seen. This report discusses a range of issues that now must be discussed in order to guide these processes in the right direction. Execution is now the watchword.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Are you ready for the telecoms bonanza?
    • 2.1 Key elements:
  • 3. What does this mean for customers?
    • 3.1 What does this mean for the industry?
  • 4. Start of a telecoms revolution
  • 5. Leadership – Helen Coonan
  • 6. Leadership – Sol Trujillo
  • 7. Full sale of Telstra highly unlikely
  • 8. The end of Telstra?
  • 9. Sol tells it like it is
  • 10. Our debate with Sol
    • 10.1 We are more than ready for the debate, Sol
    • 10.2 USOs
    • 10.3 Industry cooperation
    • 10.4 On Regulations
    • 10.5 Best services and best prices
  • 11. Annual telecoms reports
  • Table 1 – Residential Broadband (BB) growth predictions – next ten years

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Last updated 29 Sep 2005
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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