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Australia - Fixed Broadband Market - Overview and Statistics

Australia - Fixed Broadband Market - Overview and Statistics

Within the market there is a dynamic shift among customers to fibre networks, as this infrastructure is being built out by nbn (NBN Co), the company responsible for the national broadband deployment. Australia's broadband sector is making improved progress in its migration to a multi-technology NBN.

Growth in the overall number of broadband subscribers is expected to continue to slow further into 2018, with most growth coming from the mobile wireless and fibre broadband markets, due to increased uptake by the nbn is these two segments.

The DSL sector is expected to shrink as customers are migrated to the NBN in areas where services become available, while subscribers on HFC infrastructure will continue to be provided by existing cable within the NBN's multi-technology mix. Commercial cable services based on the DOCSIS3.1 standard are anticipated later in 2018.

The DSL sector is still showing resilience as operators make greater use of VDSL, while nbn has trialled G.fast technology and expects to provide services shortly.

By 2017-18, two million homes and businesses were connected to the NBN, out of a total of 4.5 million premises that can order a retail service over the network. NBN at this time was one quarter of the way towards its goal of connecting eight million homes and businesses by 2020.

Internationally, the adoption of broadband ranks Australia below many other developed countries, however has seen a moderate increase over the past two years due to the continued rollout of the nbn.

Consolidation within the broadband market, with some key acquisitions having taken place among fixed broadband service providers, will provide greater reach and scale for operators in coming years.

Key developments:

Fixed-line broadband, nbn statistics, brownfield sites, SkyMuster satellite, Foxtel, ACMA market report, ABS data, Akamai broadband survey data, recent market developments, ADSL2+; VDSL2 deployments, DOCSIS3.1. nbn trialling G.fast technology, DSLAM; technology upgrades, DSL vectoring developments; ABS broadband market data.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Optus, Telstra, nbn (NBN Co), iiNet, TPG, TransACT, M2, iiNet, Optus, Primus


1. Synopsis
2. Market Analysis
3. National Broadband Network (NBN)
4. Fixed Broadband market consolidation
5. Fixed Broadband Subscriber Statistics and Forecasts
5.1 Total Market statistics
5.2 Market share statistics by platform
5.3 Market share statistics by Provider
5.4 Internet Usage Trends
5.5 Household usage Survey - 2018
5.6 Fixed broadband subscriber Forecast
6. Other Broadband Statistics
6.1 Broadband speeds
6.2 Broadband traffic
7. Australian Business Broadband Market
8. DSL infrastructure
9. WiFi Hotspot Market
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Venue WiFi - Campuses, hotels, public areas
9.3 Telstra Air - National WiFi network
9.4 Optus
9.5 City and Regional Projects
9.6 WiFi in Airlines
10. Related reports
Table 1 Number of ISPs by size in the Australian market 2008 - 2017
Table 2 Total Broadband Subscribers Fixed vs Wireless 2011 - 2017
Table 3 Total Broadband Subscribers Fixed vs Wireless, annual growth 2012 - 2017
Table 4 Total Broadband Subscribers Fixed vs Wireless, market share 2011 - 2017
Table 5 Historic - Total broadband subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2011
Table 6 Total Broadband Subscribers by Access Type 2011 - 2017
Table 7 Total Broadband Subscribers by Access Type, annual growth 2012 - 2017
Table 8 Total Broadband Subscribers by Access Type, market share 2011 - 2017
Table 9 Fixed Broadband Subscribers DSL, Cable, Fibre 2011 - 2017
Table 10 Historic - Broadband market share by technology 2008 - 2015
Table 11 Fixed Broadband retail subscribers (thousands) by major provider 2010 - 2017
Table 12 Fixed Broadband retail subscriber annual growth by major provider 2011 - 2017
Table 13 Fixed Broadband retail subscribers market share by major provider 2014 - 2017
Table 14 Historic - Total business and residential broadband subscribers
Table 15 Telstra broadband subscribers by sector 2007 2016
Table 16 Accessing the Internet by Service, Usage Patterns 2013; 2017
Table 17 Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) 2010 - 2022
Table 18 Subscribers' average broadband speed 2010 - 2017
Table 19 Average SVoD streaming speed by broadband service provider (Mb/s) 2015 - 2017
Table 20 Internet subscribers by download speed 2016 - 2017
Table 21 Historic - Proportion of internet subscribers by download speed 2009 - 2015
Table 22 Historic - Internet subscribers by download speed 2008 - 2015
Table 23 Terabytes of data downloaded by access technology 2008 - 2016
Table 24 Annual change in data downloaded by access technology 2011 - 2016
Table 25 Average data downloaded per subscriber (fixed-line and mobile) 2013 - 2016
Table 26 DSL broadband subscribers 2008 2017
Chart 1 Total Broadband Subscribers Fixed vs Wireless 2011 - 2017
Chart 2 Fixed Broadband Subscribers DSL, Cable, Fibre 2011 - 2017
Chart 3 Accessing the Internet by Service, Usage Patterns 2013; 2017
Chart 4 Device used to go online 2013; 2017
Chart 5 Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) - 2010 - 2022

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