Australia - The state of the industry in 2003


We are starting to see an ever so cautious recover. Some companies are beginning to recover from the telco crisis and there is a far more optimistic feeling in the market. There is a mixture of regulatory ness. Against ACCC recommendations divest Telstra’s share in Foxtel. However, ACCC recommendations re better access prices are a step forward. There is still a very serious backlog in broadband penetration – for which he could use the BAG Report. He will also have to respond to the Estens Report, which calls for some major government funding in infrastructure and/or a new direction for facilities-based competition by encouraging states, local councils and the utilities to supply an alternative.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Cautious optimism
  • 3. policy and regulatory changes – Mid 2003
  • 4. Professor Allan Fels on competition
  • 5. Australian developments in a global perspective
    • 5.1 US winding the clock back
    • 5.2 Europe and Asia
  • 6. Regulatory developments
    • 6.1 The Government’s conflict of interest
    • 6.2 Access charges
    • 6.3 Minister misled the structural separation debate
    • 6.4 Sad Ministerial track record
  • 7. The various religions
  • 8. Optus happy with regulatory progress
  • 9. The reality of the ancient regime
  • 10. A retrospective view of some earlier predictions
  • 11. The broadbanding of Australia
  • 12. Local and regional broadbanding
  • 13. Mobile in commodity territory

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Last updated 8 Jul 2003
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