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2006 Australia - Broadband Internet and Convergence Statistics (tables only)

This report provides 123 statistical tables covering the Broadband Market, Internet Market and the New Media and Convergence Markets. Statistical tables include:-

Subscribers
Market segments
Market Shares
Industry Statistics
Revenues
Forecasts


During 2005, Telstra has moved up the OECD broadband penetration ladder from 21st to 17th position. With Australia, one of the countries with the highest growth, we are well and truly on the road to catching up with the rest of the developed world. But I think it will still take two years for that to happen.

More worrying is the fact that other countries are at least three or four years ahead of us in relation to what should be classified as proper broadband. In the leading countries we have ADSL2+ with speeds of up to 20Mb/s, VDSL with speeds of up to 50Mb/s, and Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) with speeds of up to 100Mb/s. In Japan alone there are more broadband users on FttH than the total number of broadband users in Australia!

The leading broadband countries in the world are Iceland, South Korea, Netherlands and Denmark, all with more than 60% of their households connected to broadband.

In these leading countries, cable modem and ‘plain’ ADSL connections are decreasing in favour of new high-speed technologies.

All around the world, countries are recognising the fact that their national telecommunications infrastructure is vital to the national interest - both socially and economically - and, in light of this, governments are increasing their involvement in telecommunications infrastructure. A large part of this infrastructure exists as a natural monopoly, and government policies and regulations need to be adjusted to reflect that reality. Furthermore, a significant section - around a third - of the infrastructure resides in areas where it will not be economically viable to upgrade the existing copper-based infrastructure to a fibre-based information highway. In late 2005, the government allocated $3 billion towards regional broadband infrastructure.

Future developments
Broadband networks are based on fibre-optic backbones. From here on the strategy differs. Both HFC (cable TV) networks and copper based cable (DSL) are used. Depending on how deep the fibre optic cable is deployed, higher speeds are offered. Network upgrades over the next decade will eventually lead to fibre supplying clusters of around 50 to 200 houses and from that time onwards full fibre to the home will take over. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) wholesalers (other than Telstra) and their over 500 retail Broadband Service Providers (BSPs) are supplying 55% of the retail DSL broadband services.

1. BROADBAND OVERVIEW
1.1 Subscribers
1.2 Operator revenues
1.3 Broadband forecasts
2. WIRELESS BROADBAND
3. INTERNET
3.1 Regional distribution
3.2 Business
3.3 Residential
4. INFRASTRUCTURE
5. HOME NETWORKS
6. BUSINESS MARKETS
7. BROADCASTING
7.1 Free-to-Air TV
7.2 Digital TV
7.3 Digital Video Recorders
8. PAY TV
8.1 Subscribers
8.2 Operator revenues
9. DIGITAL MEDIA


Table 1 - Total broadband subscribers - 1996 - 2009
Table 2 - Number of Australian households and technology penetration - mid-2006
Table 3 - Broadband access amongst Internet households - 2001 - 2006
Table 4 - Broadband subscribers by technology - 2001 - 2005
Table 5 - Broadband subscribers (wholesale) - 1996 - 2006
Table 6 - Broadband subscribers - total market (retail) - 2002 - 2007
Table 7 - Broadband DSL retail subscribers - 2002 - 2006
Table 8 - Commercial cable modem subscribers - 1996 - 2006
Table 9 - Cable subscribers per operator- 1996 - 2006
Table 10 - Optus cable telephony subscribers - 1997 - 2005
Table 11 - Market share subscribers (wholesale) - 2002 - 2006
Table 12 - Market share subscribers (retail) - 2002 - 2006
Table 13 - Broadband component of Internet households - 2005 - 2010; 2015
Table 14 - Narrowband and broadband subscriber numbers - 2003 - 2005
Table 15 - Broadband penetration regional vs. metro households - 2003 - 2005
Table 16 - Percentage household broadband usage by access type, DSL or cable - 2004 - 2005
Table 17 - Broadband revenues per Telstra/Optus and ‘others’ - 2000 - 2007
Table 18 - Residential Broadband ARPU - 2004 - 2006
Table 19 - Residential dial-up Internet ARPU - 2004 - 2006
Table 20 - Forecast broadband component of Internet households - 2005 - 2010, 2015
Table 21 - Revenue make-up scenario forecasting - 2010
Table 22 - Residential spend per household per annum - 2003; 2010; 2015
Table 23 - Overview total Telecoms/Internet market - 2015
Table 24 - The average home will soon require 50Mb/s to the home. Why?
Table 25 - Residential Broadband (BB) growth predictions - next ten years
Table 26 - Broadband revenues - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 27 - Broadband market share by technology - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 28 - Subscriber statistics by operator - January 2006
Table 29 - Wireless penetration as percent of fixed broadband - forecast 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 30 - Public WLAN or Hotspot users - 2003 - 2008
Table 31 - Hotspot services market revenue forecast - 2003 - 2008
Table 32 - WLAN hardware market revenue forecast - 2003 - 2008
Table 33 - Mobile data, Mobile voice and Wireless revenues - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 34 - Subscriber overview - mid-2006
Table 35 - Number of Internet access lines per state - 2002 - 2005
Table 36 - Internet infrastructures and subscribers per state - 2003 - 2005
Table 37 - Percentage business computer and Internet use by state - 2003 - 2005
Table 38 - Percentage business computer and Internet use by total region - 2003 - 2005
Table 39 - Personal usage of the Internet by access type, dial-up or broadband - 2004 - 2005
Table 40 - Proportion of businesses using broadband by country - 2005
Table 41 - Percentage business usage of technology - 1994; 1998; 2000 - 2005
Table 42 - Percentage of computer and Internet use by industry - 2003 - 2005
Table 43 - Percentage main type of Internet connection - 2004 - 2005
Table 44 - Percentage main type of broadband connection - 2004 - 2005
Table 45 - Business market Internet revenue - 1997 - 2007
Table 46 - Small business Internet access technology by metropolitan region - 2005
Table 47 - SME broadband/Internet access technology - 2002 - 2005
Table 48 - Proportion of households with home Internet access - 1998 - 2005
Table 49 - Usage of computers by people - selected characteristics - 2004 - 2005
Table 50 - Average maximum broadband speeds - international benchmark
Table 51 - Method of supply of xDSL services by percentage usage - 2004
Table 52 - Method of supply of xDSL services by carriers other than Telstra - 2004
Table 53 - Broadband penetration regional vs. metro households - 2003 - 2005
Table 54 - Competitor Infrastructure Coverage in Metro Areas - 2005
Table 55 - Competitor Infrastructure Regional Coverage per state - 2005
Table 56 - Competitor Infrastructure Coverage Total Market per state - 2005
Table 57 - Total NGN (VAN/VPN) market revenues - 1991 - 2007
Table 58 - Home network penetration of households - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 59 - Australian multi dwelling units (100+) - 2003 - 2008
Table 60 - Revenue forecasts - Australian home automation market - 2003 - 2008
Table 61 - Media Centre penetration forecasts Australia - 2005; 2007; 2010; 2015
Table 62 - Subscriber overview dial-up and broadband - mid-2006
Table 63 - Business Broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2008; 2010
Table 64 - Business Broadband ARPU - 2004 - 2006
Table 65 - Business market Internet revenue - 1997 - 2007
Table 66 - Small business Internet access technology by metropolitan region - 2005
Table 67 - SME broadband/Internet access technology - 2002 - 2005
Table 68 - SMBs Internet access technology - 2005
Table 69 - SMB Internet access technology (vertical segmentation) - 2005
Table 70 - Number of television and radio licences on issue - 2004 - 2005*
Table 71 - Digital TVs and integrated digital TV sets sold - 2003 - 2005
Table 72 - Growth rate of widescreen TVs - 2005
Table 73 - Television set penetration by number of sets - 2005
Table 74 - Number of television and radio licences* on issue - 2004 - 2005
Table 75 - ABC operating revenue and operating costs - 2003 - 2005
Table 76 - Nine Network revenue - 2003 - 2005
Table 77 - Seven Network revenue - 1999 - 2005
Table 78 - Network TEN revenue - 1995 - 2005
Table 79 - Digital TV adoption by number of devices - 2005
Table 80 - Digital TVs and integrated digital TV sets sold - 2003 - 2005
Table 81 - Widescreen TV sales - 2004 - 2006
Table 82 - Growth rate of widescreen TVs - 2005
Table 83 - Number of digital TV* households - 2001 - 2006
Table 84 - Household penetration of digital TVs* - 2005
Table 85 - Percentage of homes with Digital TV* sets - 2005
Table 86 - TV sets in Australian households by type of set - September 2005
Table 87 - Percentage of households with FTA or pay TV - 2005
Table 88 - Household penetration of digital media - 2005
Table 89 - Type of television set in use - 2005
Table 90 - Top nine most satisfying features of digital FTA TV - 2005
Table 91 - Segmentation of households according to interest in adopting digital FTA TV - 2005
Table 92 - Penetration of pay TV services by access device - 2005
Table 93 - FTA TV adoption by device - June 2005
Table 94 - Penetration of pay TV services by access device - 2005
Table 95 - Penetration of DVD players by type of device - 2005
Table 96 - EGP developments based on current DVRs
Table 97 - EGP developments based on DVR pricing
Table 98 - EPG forecasts Australia - 2005; 2007; 2010; 2015
Table 99 - Pay TV subscribers by operator - 1995 - 2006
Table 100 - Pay TV roll-out statistics (homes passed) - 1996 - 1998; 2002; 2004 - 2005
Table 101 - Pay TV household penetration - 1997 - 2006
Table 102 - Pay TV HH penetration and number of subscription TV HHs - 2000 - 2005
Table 103 - Digital pay TV subscribers - 2004 - 2005
Table 104 - Pay TV HH penetration in Australia vs overseas countries - 2005
Table 105 - Pay TV household penetration forecasts - 2005 - 2010
Table 106 - Pay TV viewing as a percent of total TV viewing - 1998 - 2006
Table 107 - Penetration of pay TV services by access device - 2005
Table 108 - Market share by provider - metropolitan homes in Australia - 2004 - 2005
Table 109 - Market share by provider in pay TV homes - 2004 - 2005
Table 110 - Pay TV churn rates - 1996 - 2006
Table 111 - Revenue per operator - 1997 - 2006
Table 112 - Pay TV operator forecast revenue - 2006 - 2009
Table 113 - Net losses pay TV industry - 1996 - 2007
Table 114 - Pay TV consumer spending and forecasts - 2000 - 2009
Table 115 - ARPU levels - 1999 - 2006
Table 116 - Pay TV digital cost comparison - March 2006
Table 117 - Pay TV advertising revenue and forecasts - 2000 - 2009
Table 118 - Media advertising expenditure - 2002 - 2005
Table 119 - Online advertising by classification
Table 120 - Telecommunications services revenue by product - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 121 - Digital music market - revenue and forecasts - 2004 - 2009
Table 122 - Electronic gaming machines per state - 2002
Table 123 - Australian games software sales and growth - 2000 - 2009

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