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Australia - The state of the industry in 2003

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Last updated: 8 Jul 2003 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 9

Analyst: Paul Budde


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.

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