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Australia - National Broadband Network - Statistics and Analysis

Australia - National Broadband Network - Statistics and Analysis

Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) is delivered via a multi-technology mix (MTM) to homes and businesses including: fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the building (FTTB), fibre to the node (FTTN), Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), fixed wireless and satellite.

The purpose of the company nbn is to build a nationwide, wholesale-only, high-speed, affordable open broadband network. NBN Co was rebranded as nbn, the company overseeing Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) project. As it does not provide telecommunications services to retail customers, the market opened up existing and new licensed RSPs (Retail Service Providers).

The NBN will increase Australia's GDP by up to $10 billion and create up to 150,000 new jobs nationally in the digital industry by 2021. The establishment of businesses in areas served by the NBN so far grew at twice the rate of the national average and five times the pace of regions without the network.

NBN Co announced plans in 2018 to be able to more efficiently deploy fibre to the curb (FTTC) services instead of its more conventional DSLAM-based fibre to the basement (FTTB) services when connecting smaller multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

The industry has started to seriously question the regulatory environment around the NBN. The smaller players believe they are in danger of being squeezed out of the market through complex and expensive NBN wholesale offerings. These same arrangements also mean that the end-users are not receiving the benefits of high-speed broadband in an affordable form.

NBN Co has revealed plans to begin deploying skinny fibre (thinner fibre cables) in new housing estates from 2017-2018.

The National Broadband Network announced it would entirely abandon its plan to use the Optus Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) network to deliver high-speed broadband. NBN will however still be using Telstra's more extensive HFC network as planned.

Companies mentioned in this report:

NBN; Austar; Ericsson; Visionstream; Optus, iiNet, AUSTAR, Foxtel, Neighbourhood Cable, TransACT. Optus, Telstra, nbn (NBN Co), LBNCo, OPENetworks, OptiComm, RedTrain, Pivit, Fibercorp

Key developments

NBN Co deploy fibre to the curb (FTTC) services instead of DSLAM-based fibre.
NBN Co will deploy skinny fibre (thinner fibre cables)
The NBN will increase Australia's GDP by up to $10 billion.


  • SYNOPSIS
  • NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK (NBN)
    • OVERVIEW
    • CORPORATE PLAN - 2019-2022
    • WHOLESALE PROVIDER OVERVIEW
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • REGIONAL IMPROVEMENTS
  • NBN MARKET STATISTICS
    • REVENUE STATISTICS
      • Table NBN Revenue ($million) Statistics – 2013 - 2018
      • Table NBN ARPU – 2013 - 2018
      • Table NBN Capital Expenditure – 2013 - 2018
      • Table Cost per premises – 2014 -2017
      • Table Historic - Property, Plan, Equipment and Intangible Assets
    • SUBSCRIPTIONS
      • Table NBN premises activated, Ready for Service (thousands) – 2011 - 2018
      • Table Cumulative End User Subscriptions by Technology – 2013 - 2018
      • Table Market Share – Subscriptions – 2013 - 2018
      • Table Cumulative Premises Ready For Service – 2016 - 2017
      • Table Historic - Market Share Premises Ready For Service – 2016 - 2017
      • Table Fixed Line Speed Tier Mix – 2016 - 2017
      • Table Fixed Wireless Speed Tier Mix – 2016 - 2017
      • Table Sky Muster Satellite Service Speed Tier Mix – 2016 - 2017
      • Table NBN premises activated by platform – 2016 - 2017
      • Table NBN premises serviceable by platform – 2016 - 2017
      • Table Historic - NBN premises activated by platform – 2014 - 2016
      • Table Historic - NBN fibre premises serviceable by type – 2012 – 2016
      • Table Historic - NBN fibre premises activated – 2011 – 2016
    • BROADBAND MARKET SHARE BY PROVIDER
      • Table FTTP - Market Share - by Provider – June 2018
      • Table FTTB -- Market Share - by Provider – June 2018
      • Table FTTN- Market Share - by Provider – June 2018
      • Table HFC - Market Share - by Provider – June 2018
      • Table Wireless - Market Share - by Provider – June 2018
      • Table Satellite - Market Share - by Provider – June 2018
  • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP)
    • STATISTICS
      • Table NBN revenue statistics FTTP / FTTP– FY 2013 - 2017
      • Table FTTP subscriber statistics – 2013 - 2018
      • Table Annual FTTP / FTTP capital expenditure – FY 2013 - 2017
      • Table FTTP Cost per premise – FY 2014-2016
      • Table FTTP Greenfields rollouts 2014 - 2016
    • MAJOR PLAYERS
      • LBNCo
      • OPENetworks
      • OptiComm
      • Pivit
      • Fibercorp
      • RedTrain
    • HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS
    • GREENFIELD ESTATES
      • Table FTTP Greenfields Rollouts 2014 - 2016
  • FIBRE-TO-THE-BASEMENT (FTTB)
  • FIBRE-TO-THE-NODE (FTTN)
    • Table FttN expenditure – 2014 - 2016
  • FIBRE-TO-THE-CURB (FTTC)
  • G.FAST AND XG.FAST
  • HFC (CABLE) NETWORKS
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) - TECHNOLOGY
      • Introduction
      • DOCSIS 3.0
      • DOCSIS 3.1
    • HFC – NBN DEVELOPMENTS
      • NBN HFC rollout
      • DOCSIS 3.1 rollout
    • NBN STATISTICS
      • Table HFC Roll out plan 2016 - 2018
      • Table HFC Current Roll out status – 2016 - 2017
      • Table Weighted average cost per HFC premise (rounded nearest $100)
      • Table NBN capital expenditure – FY2015 - 2017
      • Table HFC- Market Share - by Provider – June 2017
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Cable broadband subscribers by major operator and annual change – 2002 - 2017
    • HFC OPERATORS
      • Telstra
      • Optus
        • Table Optus on-net broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2018
      • IiNet/TransACT
  • FIXED WIRELESS NETWORKS
    • OVERVIEW
    • NETWORK ROLLOUT
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • The role of the NBN in the development of 5G
      • Why Wireless Broadband will co-exist with fixed broadband - Analysis
      • NBN facilitates wireless competition
    • FIXED WIRELESS STATS
      • Table NBN Cost per premises fixed wireless – FY 2014 - 2017
      • Table FTTH Wireless Rollouts FY 2014 - 2017
      • Table NBN Capital expenditure fixed wireless – FY 2013 - 2017
      • Table NBN ARPU Fixed wireless – FY 2014-2016
  • THE NBN SATELLITE NETWORK
    • SKY MUSTER
    • KA-BAND SATELLITES
      • Table Satellite Rollouts 2014 - 2016
    • CONTRACTS
      • Satellite launch contracts
      • Via Sat to supply satellite ground equipment
      • Ground station gateways
    • TELSTRA
    • VIASAT
  • RELATED REPORTS

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