A major telecoms provider, AAPT was acquired in 1999 by Telecom New Zealand as it made a $2 billion bid to break into the Australian market. The investment proved to be unsound for telecom shareholders, and in recent years AATP's financial performance was deteriorated. Its key retail division was sold to iiNet in 2010, while its remaining business and wholesale interests were sold at the end of 2013 to TPG.

AAPT nevertheless manages a substantial interstate network including 11,000km of fibre, its own data centres in major capital cities, fibre access to 1,300 buildings and mid-band Ethernet in a large number of exchanges. It also has access to numerous exchanges focused on the major Australian cities and large metropolitan areas, and is a partner with NBN Access.

The company has undergone significant management changes as it struggles to revitalise its financial position, which will help TPG better absorb the company's assets and manage its strategic position in a fast-changing market.

This company report includes key financial and operating data for FY2014, as well as an analysis on the company's market position and its sale by Telecom to TPG.

Key developments:

DSL, Fibre, VoIP, contracts, Next Generation Networks (NGNs), cloud services, SaaS, IAAS, NBN wholesale, spectrum, SDH, free WiFi, FY2013 results and analysis, company sale by Telecom to TPG.

Companies mentioned:

Telecom New Zealand, EdgeCast, Oracle, Telstra, Optus, Nextgen, PowerTel, NBN Co, Signiant, connect.com.au.

1. Synopsis
2. Company information
2.1 Overview
2.2 Company structure
2.3 Products and services
2.3.1 Background information
2.3.2 Data
2.3.3 Internet
2.3.4 Voice
2.3.5 Marketing channels
2.3.6 Cloud-based services
2.3.7 WiFi
2.4 Customers
2.4.1 Wholesale
2.4.2 Business
2.5 Competition
3. Company analysis
4. Network information
4.1 Transmission infrastructure
4.1.1 Capacity
4.1.2 IP/MPLS network
4.1.3 Access network
4.1.4 Voice
4.1.5 Intelligent network
5. National Broadband Network
5.1 Network certified
5.2 Wholesale services
5.3 Trial sites
5.4 Sale of spectrum to NBN Co
6. Financial results
6.1 Financial results 2014
6.1.1 Operating revenues and statistical overview
6.1.2 Operating expenses and statistical overview
7. Company history
7.1 Brief timeline 1990 - 2013
8. Related reports
Table 1 AAPT revenues by service type 2008 - 2013
Table 2 AAPT revenue by service type (new style) 2012 - 2014
Table 3 AAPT EBITDA 2011 - 2014
Table 4 AAPT financial data H2 2014
Table 5 AAPT operating expenses by type 2008 - 2013
Chart 1 Overview of AAPT income by service type 2008 - 2013
Chart 2 Overview of AAPT expense type 2008 -2016
Exhibit 1 AAPT at a glance

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