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Australia - Fixed Broadband - Statistical Overview


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This report presents an overview of key statistics and trends in the Australian broadband market, segmented by geographical area and access technologies. The report provides market share and access revenue statistics, and includes data from surveys by government departments including the Australian Bureau of Statistics. An overview of new trends and technologies forms the backdrop to a more general market analysis.

The report assesses the internet service providers market, detailing the number of operators in each sector as well as the strategies of the major players. Comparisons with international markets are included to present an overview of the Australian broadband landscape. In the report, statistics are provided within the text as also in tables and charts.

Key developments:

FttH, FttP, ADSL, ISP market, VoIP, satellite, iiNet acquires Adam Internet, sells TransACT fibre infrastructure to NBN Co; company performance data for FY2013.

Companied covered in this report include:

Optus, Telstra, NBN Co, iiNet, TPG, TransACT


1. Synopsis
2. Overall size of the market
2.1 Total broadband subscribers
2.2 Subscribers by major providers/technology
2.3 Market shares
3. Access revenues
3.1 Statistical overview
3.2 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
4. Other surveys and statistics
4.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Survey update 2012
4.2 Statistical information by technology
4.3 Broadband speeds
4.4 Broadband traffic
4.5 Unmet broadband demand in Victoria
5. ISP market overview
5.1 The market in 2013
5.2 Data limiting
5.3 ISP market statistics
5.4 ISPs contracting but some sectors may expand
5.5 Digital Media Triple play business models (separate report)
5.6 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) added to naked DSL
6. Benchmarking with other countries
6.1 Fixed broadband
6.2 Wireless broadband
7. Related reports
Table 1 Historical - Total broadband subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2004
Table 2 Total broadband subscribers and annual change 2005 - 2014
Table 3 Broadband subscribers total market by technology 2008 - 2012
Table 4 Broadband market overall market share by technology 2003 - 2013
Table 5 Broadband access revenues by major provider 2005 - 2013
Table 6 Annual change in broadband access revenues by major provider 2006 - 2013
Table 7 Market share of broadband access revenues by major provider 2005 - 2013
Table 8 Estimated fixed broadband ARPUs 2006 - 2013
Table 9 Internet subscribers by access technology 2008 - 2012
Table 10 Broadband market share by technology and annual change 2008 - 2012
Table 11 Business, government and household internet subscribers 2007 - 2012
Table 12 Subscribers' average speed in Australia versus selected countries 2010 - 2012
Table 13 Internet subscribers by download speed 2009 - 2012
Table 14 Business, government and household internet subscribers by download speed 2009 - 2012
Table 15 Internet subscribers by download speed 2008 - 2012
Table 16 Terabytes of data downloaded by access technology (historic) 2008 - 2012
Table 17 Annual change in data downloaded by access technology 2011 - 2012
Table 18 Terabytes of data downloaded by sector (historic) 2008 - 2009
Table 19 Number of ISPs by size in the Australian market 2008 - 2012
Table 20 Number of ISPs 2001 - 2013
Table 21 Fixed broadband access among internet households selected countries 2008 - 2013
Table 22 Top ten OECD countries by wireless broadband subscriptions Jun 2012
Chart 1 Total broadband subscribers and annual change 2005 - 2014
Chart 2 Overview of broadband access revenues by major provider 2005 - 2013
Chart 3 Overview of annual change in broadband access revenues by major provider 2006 - 2013
Chart 4 Overview of market share of broadband access revenues by major provider 2005 - 2013
Chart 5 Overview of fixed broadband ARPUs 2006 - 2013
Chart 6 Overview of number of ISPs by major technology 2009 - 2011

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