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Australia - Fixed & Mobile Telecoms Statistics (tables only)


Attention: There is an updated edition available for this report.

1. Fixed-line operations
1.1 Infrastructure
1.1.1 FttH Greenfield Market
1.2 Industry finances
1.2.1 Revenue by service
1.2.2 Wholesale Market
1.3 Company statistics
1.3.1 Company comparisons
1.3.2 Telstra operating statistics
1.3.3 Telstra financial statistics
1.3.4 Optus operating statistics
1.3.5 Optus financial statistics
1.3.6 2nd-tier Telcos
2. Mobile operations
2.1 Subscriber Statistics
2.1.1 Operator statistics
2.1.2 3G subscribers
2.1.3 2G subscribers
2.1.4 Prepaid vs postpaid
2.2 Industry finances
2.2.1 Revenue by service
2.2.2 Operator statistics
2.2.3 Mobile voice
2.2.4 Mobile data
2.2.5 ARPU
2.3 Retail Market
2.4 3G Infrastructure
2.5 Handset Market
List of Tables
Table 1 - Homes connected to fibre - 2005 - 2010
Table 2 - FttH communities in Australia and New Zealand by provider - 2010
Table 3 - Percentage breakdown of FttH communities by provider - 2010
Table 4 - total telecoms market - retail revenue by service - 2000 - 2011
Table 5 - Total telecoms market - annual retail growth by service - 2001 - 2011
Table 6 - Total telecoms market - retail market share by service - 2000 - 2011
Table 7 - Wholesale market revenues by major supplier - 1997 - 2011
Table 8 - Wholesale market shares by major supplier - annual change - 1998 - 2011
Table 9 - Wholesale market revenues by major supplier - 1997 - 2011
Table 10 - Wholesale market revenues by major supplier - annual change - 1998 - 2011
Table 11 -Wholesale margins by product - 2005, 2007 - 2008/2009
Table 12 - Wholesale margins by industry group - 2002; 2004; 2006; 2008/2009
Table 13 - Total telecoms service revenue by major provider - 2003 - 2011
Table 14 - Total telecoms service market share by major provider - 2003 - 2011
Table 15 - Total telecoms service market share by major provider - 2000 - 2011
Table 16 - Statistical overview (calls/subscribers/networks) - 2005 - 2010
Table 17 - Statistical overview (calls/subscribers/networks), annual change - 2005 - 2010
Table 18 - Telstra Group total revenue - 1994 - 2010
Table 19 - Telstra Group revenue by segment - 2006 - 2010
Table 20 - Telstra Group sales revenue, EBITDA, EBIT and net profit - 2002 - 2010
Table 21 - Telstra Group revenue, EBITDA, EBIT and net profit by annual change - 2003 - 2010
Table 22 - Optus overall operating revenue summary - 1994 - 2010
Table 23 - Operating revenue by operating division - 2006 - 2010
Table 24 - Operational EBITDA by operating division - 2006 - 2010
Table 25 - Optus Consumer telephony statistics - 2007 - 2010
Table 26 - Optus on-net ARPU - 2007 - 2010
Table 27 - Optus overall operating revenue summary - 1994 - 2010
Table 28 - Operating revenue by operating division - 2006 - 2010
Table 29 - Operational EBITDA by operating division - 2006 - 2010
Table 30 - Selected 2nd-tier telco revenues by service - 2003 - 2010
Table 31 - Total 2nd tier telco revenues by service - annual change - 2004 - 2010
Table 32 - 2nd-tier telcos - revenue by provider - 2003 - 2010
Table 33 - 2nd-tier telcos - revenue by major provider - annual change - 2003 - 2010
Table 34 - 2nd-tier telcos - revenue by major provider - relative market shares - 2003 - 2010
Table 35 - Mobile market subscribers, penetration rate - 1995 - 2010
Table 36 - Mobile subscribers by carrier - 1995 - 2010
Table 37 - Annual growth rate of mobile subscribers by carrier - 1995 - 2010
Table 38 - Mobile subscriber market share by operator - 1995 - 2010
Table 39 - Wholesale subscribers - Telstra and Optus - 2006 - 2009
Table 40 - 3G mobile subscribers by carrier - 2003 - 2010
Table 41 - Annual growth rate of 3G mobile subscribers by carrier - 2007 - 2010
Table 42 - Proportion of 3G mobile subscribers versus total subscribers by carrier - 2006 - 2010
Table 43 - 2G mobile subscribers by carrier - 2006 - 2010
Table 44 - Annual change of 2G mobile subscribers by carrier - 2007 - 2010
Table 45 - Prepaid subscribers per operator - 2006 - 2010
Table 46 - Prepaid subscribers - market share by operator - 2006 - 2010
Table 47 - Number of mobile phone services in operation - pre and postpaid - 2006 - 2010
Table 48 - Total mobile services market revenue - 1993 - 2012
Table 49 - Mobile services market revenue per major operator - 1994 - 2012
Table 50 - Annual change of mobile services market per major operator - 1994 - 2012
Table 51 - Estimated proportion of mobile service revenue from voice and data - 2007 - 2010
Table 52 - Blended ARPU per month per major operator - 2000 - 2010
Table 53 - Blended ARPU per month per major operator - annual change - 2004 - 2010
Table 54 - Mobile services market revenue per major operator - 1994 - 2012
Table 55 - Annual change of mobile services market per major operator - 1994 - 2012
Table 56 - Mobile services revenue share per major operator - 2000 - 2012
Table 57 - Estimated proportion of mobile service revenue from voice and data - 2007 - 2010
Table 58 - Total mobile voice revenue per major operator - 2007 - 2010
Table 59 - Mobile voice revenue proportion per major operator - 2007 - 2010
Table 60 - Total mobile data revenue per major operator - 2007 - 2010
Table 61 - Growth mobile data revenue per major operator - 2008 - 2010
Table 62 - Total mobile messaging revenue per major operator - 2007 - 2010
Table 63 - Total mobile data (non messaging) revenue per major operator - 2007 - 2010
Table 64 - Growth in mobile data (non-messaging) revenue per major operator - 2008 - 2010
Table 65 - Blended ARPU per month per major operator - 2000 - 2010
Table 66 - Blended ARPU per month per major operator - annual change - 2004 - 2010
Table 67 - Postpaid ARPU per month - Telstra, Optus and Vodafone - 2004 - 2010
Table 68 - Prepaid ARPU per month - Telstra, Optus and Vodafone - 2004 - 2010
Table 69 - Mobile data ARPU per month - Telstra and Hutchison - 2004 - 2010
Table 70 - 2G versus 3G subscriber ARPU per month - Telstra - 2006 - 2009
Table 71 - Estimated number of outlets and market share of leading retailers - 2010
Table 72 - Selected retailers - number of outlets by state - 2010
Table 73 - Estimated number of base stations by operators - 2009
Table 74 - Australian handset shipments - 2004 - 2011
Table 75 - Seasonal comparison - Australian shipments per quarter - 2004 - 2010
Table 76 - Seasonal comparison - proportion of Australian shipments per quarter - 2004 - 2010
Table 77 - Change in Australian shipments per quarter - seasonally adjusted - 2005 - 2010
Table 78 - Key recycling indicators - Mobile Muster - 2006 - 2010
Table 79 - Estimated Australian handset supplier market share - major suppliers - 2008 - 2010
Table 80 - Handset supplier worldwide market share - top five suppliers - 2008 - 2010
Table 81 - Low-end, mid-tier and high-end mobile device markets - % units sold - 2007; 2013.
Table 82 - Content usage accessed in the last 12 months by type -2007 - 2009

This tables only report provides 82 statistical tables for fixed-line and mobile operations in Australia, together with summaries of company statistics.


Fixed market

The industry is preparing itself for the National Broadband Network. While it will be several years before the full impact of the NBN is felt, it will also take several years to change the industry around. Companies will have to reorganise themselves along new markets such as infrastructure and construction; middleware such as data centres, content hosting, cloud computing, OSS/BSS; and retail.

This reorganisation and repositioning is already noticeable in current market activities, where the focus is moving from ARPU to market share. Prices in mobile and fixed broadband have dropped significantly during 2010 as operators try to win as many customers as possible. These customer bases are becoming very valuable and more companies will want to do business with their customers through digital services. The telcos and ISPS are positioning themselves as attractive partners for such developments.

Mobile market

The mobile industry in Australia has changed significantly with the merger of the third and fourth largest mobile network operators Vodafone and Hutchison Australia to form the company VHA. The merger is fundamentally changing the future of the competitive landscape for the industry. If VHA is successful in the longer term the company may challenge both Optus and Telstra in an effort to become the largest service provider in Australia, as Vodafone already is in New Zealand and many other important markets. In the short to medium term VHA will be preoccupied with combining the two businesses but in the longer term the company will be large enough to be able to compete in the mobile infrastructure market as network upgrades are required to provide services in the future.

Prices for both fixed line and mobile calls continue to fall as competition intensifies as a result of competition. Early in the year Telstra dropped its process for mobile broadband significantly, but they still have a long way to go before they can match the competition.

Mobile broadband is the fastest growing mobile telephony service. As prices have fallen lower income customer segments have started to use mobile broadband services, often as a substitute for fixed line household broadband in shared accommodation. Lower prices have also attracted cost-conscious business users to the service which is often used as complementary Internet access.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

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