Archived Report. This report was archived in 2005 and has not been updated. This report sees Paul Budde review and analyse incumbent telecommunications carriers in the market. At the industry level, irrespective of geographic borders, incumbent carriers have carved out unique competitive positions for themselves, and this report looks at what this position is and how it has come about. Monopolies remain strong and are even increasing, however disruptive technologies and -regulations are encroaching. Delaying tactics and denials are as prevalent as they were 10 years ago. Vision; directions; and strategic developments are well overdue. And than there are the customers, oops incumbents do have problems with that word. Paul Budde draws on this background to present his views on future directions for incumbent carriers and recommends strategies and business models for success in a dynamic industry.
Table of Contents
2. The global telecoms scam
2.1 Why customers hate their telcos
2.2 And our kids are being ripped-off
2.3 Politicians are fuelling the scam
2.4 Triple play will deliver transparent bills
2.5 Incumbents caught in their own web of complexity
2.6 Disruptive competition is what is needed.
2.7 Urgent telco blood transfusion needed
2.8 Telco execs remain inward looking
3. Spare a thought for the poor 800-pound gorillas
3.1 It all started with the FUD campaigns
3.2 And now there is the ‘poor me’ game
3.3 Results of anti-competitive behaviour
3.4 Structural separation debates are overdue
3.5 We need effective competition to stimulate innovation
Paul has been a relentless advocate and tireless activist for making the world a more connected place.
His passion for broadband and his firm belief in its transformational impact on societies across the globe is unrivalled.
I am honoured to call Paul a friend and I trust he will keep up the fight for better broadband and better access to broadband for all people, wherever they live and whatever their background, into the future.
Senator Stephen Conroy, former Communications Minister and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate