Australia - Broadband - DSL Market Statistics and Analyses
Australia's broadband sector is migrating to a multi-technology NBN with greater emphasis on fibre access. This has left considerable room for further growth in the DSL and cable sectors, both of which are benefiting from the deployment of new technologies. The DSL sector is showing resilience as operators make greater use of VDSL and extend trials of G.fast technology, which can deliver far greater data capacity on legacy copper infrastructure though only at short cable lengths. The pace of the NBN roll out quickened during the second half of 2015, which has also helped to retain the relevance of DSL infrastructure for a large proportion of broadband subscribers.
Consolidation within the market in recent months, with some key acquisitions in place among ISPs, will provide greater reach and scale among operators into 2016, and will further cement the place for DSL infrastructure while the migration to FttP continues in core high-density areas. DSL as an element of superfast networks may also come under superfast broadband access service (SBAS) regulations proposed by the ACCC in late 2015 in a bid to improve competition amongst telcos securing wholesale agreements.
This report provides an overview of the Australian DSL market, incorporating data from a range of sources including the Australian Communications and Media Authority's 2013/14 report, material from the Australian Bureau of Statistics to June 2015, operator data into 2015, and data from a range of government reports.
Optus planning to re-enter the DSL market via the NBN; draft standards published related to vectored VDSL2 services on the NBN; Telstra nears upgrading almost 12,000 exchanges for ADSL2+; government formally adopts a multi-technology mix for the NBN; VDSL2 deployments; HFC; broadband; DSLAM; technology upgrades, market share; company performance results to June 2015; DSL vectoring developments; ACCC sets wholesale DSL prices; ABS broadband market data to June 2015; recent market developments.
Companies covered in this report include:
TPG, M2, iiNet, Optus, NBN Co, Telstra, Primus, TransACT