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[February 22, 2013]
Research and Markets Adds Report: Australia - Fixed & Mobile Telecoms Statistics
Feb 22, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Research and Markets announced the addition of the "Australia - Fixed & Mobile Telecoms Statistics (tables only)" report to its offerings.
In a release, Research and Markets noted that report highlights include: This tables only report provides 142 statistical tables and 77 charts for fixed-line and mobile operations in Australia, together with summaries of company statistics.
Australia's $43 billion telecoms market National Broadband Network Several things became clear during the privatisation process of Telstra in the 00s. Broadband quality was below the international benchmark; end-user and wholesale prices were above that mark; and there was no economically viable business case for high-speed broadband infrastructure for regional and rural Australia. At that time both sides of government were in favour of government intervention in order to rectify this situation. Telstra, however, was determined to maintain its monopoly and in the end the government had to step in. This led to the structural separation of the company.
Smart grids Smart grids support the delivery of electricity to consumers using digital communications technology to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The major players building smart grids in Australia are mostly large energy retailers and producers supported by IT and telecommunications firms.
Mobile operations The mobile communications market in Australia has seen lots of infrastructure activity in the last year from the mobile network operators (MNOs), with some of the results of that activity still to come to fruition into 2013 and beyond. New investments are driven by a rapidly changing market led by consumer demand, handset saturation and the demand of faster-speed technologies in the fixed- broadband market. Competition in the mobile sector is driving the mobile market to a lower dollar value return on a user basis. This is being compensated by more data use on a variety of mobile devices and growth in the emerging M2M market.
Mobile broadband Broadband is the facilitator for a range of services that are of great value to governments, businesses and people in rural and regional areas as well as in the cities. Mobile broadband can also increase this value even further. With around 5.5 million mobile broadband subscribers in Australia, the release of a 4G network by one mobile network operator saw uptake of more than 300,000 services in just over half a year.
Second tier telcos Telecommunications regulatory reform will continue to feature into 2012 as the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) Code will see the power of pricing and usage monitoring become easier for consumers, with service providers possibly being overseen by the regulators. The other major feature will be the new regulations governing the transition period between now and the arrival of the NBN. Subsequently other smaller and niche market operators will look for opportunities to gain a greater market share of the telecommunications revenue streams to shore up their returns.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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