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2005-2006 - Australia - Telco Company Profiles - Telstra and Optus


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"This report has detailed analyses and statistical information on the two major telco companies in Australia - Telstra and Optus.
Company overviews and structure.
Overview of the networks.
Financial Statistics and company strategies.
Major product groups and divisions.
Offshore activities (Telstra).
Company analyses. "


1. TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED
1.1 Company overview and operating statistics
1.1.1 Company overview
1.1.2 Operating statistics
1.1.3 Controlled and associated entities
1.1.4 Strategic business units
1.2 Analysis of the PCCW JV
1.2.1 The bigger picture
1.2.2 Reach update - January 2005
1.2.2.1 The Telstra-PCCW saga continues
1.2.2.2 PCCW rubbing salt into Telstra’s wounds
1.2.2.3 Banks lose money and Telstra loses face - June 2004
1.2.2.3.1 Telstra did win the financial poker game
1.2.2.3.2 Bankruptcies and write-offs
1.2.2.3.3 Telstra lost regional market to SingTel
1.2.2.3.4 Telstra has lost important friends
1.2.2.3.5 Leadership questions
1.3 Broadband analysis - 2005
1.3.1 Telstra mastering its broadband future
1.3.2 Thumbs-up for Telstra’s broadband quality
1.3.2.1 ACA broadband study - 2004
1.4 Corporate strategies analysis - 2005
1.4.1 The end of Telstra?
1.4.2 Telstra’s PSTN revenues show signs of declining - August 2005
1.4.3 The effect of NGN on Telstra’s shareholders value
1.4.3.1 The concept of NGNs
1.4.3.2 Telstra needs to change
1.4.3.3 Competition - not NGNs - is driving prices down
1.4.3.4 Shareholders value
1.4.3.5 Are there any broadband write-offs?
1.4.3.6 Lose-lose-lose strategy
1.4.3.7 Who is paying for the decrease in values?
1.4.4 Arrival of the new CEO
1.4.4.1 Analysis of his first comments
1.4.4.1.1 Re competition
1.4.4.1.2 Re broadband partnerships
1.4.4.2 Comments after the initial announcements
1.4.5 Bring back Ziggy Switkowski (Prior to new appointment)
1.4.6 Strong financial results will be difficult to maintain - February 2005
1.4.6.1 Recent rapid broadband uptake will not continue
1.4.6.2 Mobile margins will be under continued pressure
1.4.6.3 Fixed-line revenues will continue to slide
1.4.6.4 A clearer, more focussed strategy is needed
1.4.7 Ziggy’s departure a poor business decision
1.4.8 Telstra Analysis - October 2004
1.4.8.1 VoIP, broadband and triple-play
1.4.8.2 Mobile revenue growth is petering out
1.4.8.3 Government set to allow further increases in line rental charges
1.4.8.4 Will all this help Telstra?
1.4.8.5 Good news for broadband
1.4.9 Telstra accounts for 66% profit of total Australian ICT industry
1.4.10 The intriguing Sam Chisholm saga - September 2004
1.5 Financial statistics
1.5.1 Results for year ending June 2005
1.5.2 Results for half year ending December 2004
1.5.3 results for year ending June 2004
1.5.4 Results for half year ending December 2003
1.5.5 Results for year ending June 2003
1.5.6 Results for year ending June 2002
1.5.7 Results for year ending June 2001
1.6 Infrastructure Analysis - 2005
1.6.1 Telstra reorganisation still has a long way to go (early 2005)
1.6.2 Core business vision from Telstra - June 2004
1.6.3 Telstra’s new plans for its Australian network
1.6.3.1 Telstra goes IP and optic
1.6.3.2 Broadband growth predictions
1.6.3.3 Regulatory holiday?
1.6.3.4 Integrated video, voice and data
1.6.3.5 Almighty Telstra
1.6.4 Analysis: Access, not content, is King
1.6.4.1 Access not a God-given right to telcos
1.6.4.2 Access should be charged as a utility fee
1.6.4.3 The arrival of thousands of chargeable applications
1.6.4.4 Don’t mix access with content
1.6.5 Telstra interested in Excelcomindo - February 2004
1.7 Telstra - Sensis Pty Ltd
1.7.1 Company information
1.7.1.1 Recent company activities
1.7.1.2 Sensis acquires the Trading Post
1.7.2 Company analysis
1.7.2.1 Commercial search - November 2004
1.7.2.2 Trading Post good move for Sensis - March 2004
1.7.2.3 Trading Post - good for Sensis, not for Telstra - March 2004
1.7.3 Financial results - 2004
1.7.4 Company history
1.7.5 Products and services
1.7.6 Contact details

2. OPTUS
2.1 Company analysis - 2004 - 2005
2.1.1 Optus and Ninemsn trialing new business models - mid-2005
2.1.2 Optus will share its DSLAMs
2.1.3 Optus fights back
2.1.4 Optus analysis - mid-2005
2.1.4.1 Optus draws the line
2.1.4.2 There are two issues at play here
2.1.4.2.1 Chequered broadband strategy
2.1.4.2.2 Optus the duopolist
2.1.4.3 Telstra paranoia
2.1.4.4 Optus the opportunist
2.1.5 What’s Optus doing with Foxtel?
2.1.6 Optus - Company Analysis - August 2004
2.1.7 Strategic Optus is scoring high - mid-2004
2.1.7.1 Winning telco
2.1.7.2 Preparing for the next phase - moving into new markets
2.1.7.3 Mobile
2.1.7.3.1 Prepaid strategies
2.1.7.3.2 3G strategies
2.1.7.4 Departure of Chris Anderson
2.2 Company overview and operating statistics
2.2.1 Introduction
2.2.1.1 Network overview
2.2.1.2 Recent major company activities
2.2.1.3 Optus announces a realignment of its business - April 2005
2.2.1.4 Financial highlights - 2005
2.2.2 Consumer and Multimedia overview
2.2.2.1 Key operating statistics
2.2.3 Internet and broadband services
2.2.3.1 Recent company activities
2.2.4 Television services
2.2.4.1 Optus to resell Foxtel Digital Subcription TV
2.2.4.2 History of Optus vision
2.2.5 Mobile
2.2.5.1 Recent major company activities
2.2.5.2 Brief company history to 2004
2.2.6 Business and wholesale
2.3 Financial statistics
2.3.1 Financial results for year ending march 2005
2.3.1.1 Financial and operating highlights for the quarter ending July 2005
2.3.1.2 Historical revenue and expenditure data
2.3.2 Financial results - past years
2.3.2.1 Financial results for 2004
2.3.2.2 Financial results for 2003
2.3.2.3 Financial results for 2002
2.3.2.4 Financial results for 2001
2.3.2.5 Financial results for 2000
2.3.2.6 Financial results for 1999
2.3.2.7 Financial results for 1998
2.3.2.8 Financial results for 1997
2.4 The Optus network
2.4.1 Overview infrastructure
2.4.1.1 Optus and Vodafone Australia finalise agreement to roll-out shared 3G network
2.4.2 Customer Access Network (CAN)
2.4.3 Fixed networks
2.4.4 Core network
2.4.5 Mobile network
2.4.6 Fibre access network
2.4.7 Wireless networks
2.4.8 Other access networks
2.4.9 IP upgrades (ICON)
2.4.10 Full Services Network (FSN)
2.4.10.1 OptusNet network
2.4.11 Satellite networks
2.4.11.1 National satellite network
2.4.11.2 Optus launches HiBIS broadband initiative
2.4.11.3 Optus expands its Remote Area Broadcasting portfolio
2.4.11.4 The satellites
2.4.11.4.1 Optus A3
2.4.11.4.2 Optus B1
2.4.11.4.3 Optus B3
2.4.11.4.4 Optus C1
2.4.11.4.5 Optus D satellite series
2.4.11.5 History
2.4.11.6 Optus MobileSat
2.4.11.7 Wireless broadband communities
2.4.11.8 Pay TV services
2.5 Optus - Uecomm Limited
2.5.1 Company information
2.5.1.1 Financial results - 2004
2.5.1.2 Company history
2.5.1.3 Analysis of Optus takeover bid - mid-2004
2.5.2 Network
2.5.2.1 Fibre Network and Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
2.5.2.2 Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) network
TABLE OF CONTENTS, LIST OF TABLES AND EXHIBITS
2.5.2.3 ATM network
2.5.2.4 Gigabyte Ethernet (GbE) and IP network
2.5.3 Products and services
2.5.4 Contact details

3. GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1 - Business overview (calls/subscribers/networks) - 2003 - 2005
Table 2 - Highlights of financial years - 2002 - 2005
Table 3 - Telstra total revenues - 1994 - 2005
Table 4 - Telstra revenue by service - 2004 - 2005
Table 5 - Telstra revenue by segment - 2004 - 2005
Table 6 - Half year results - 2001 - 2003
Table 7 - Telstra half year revenue statistics by category - 2001 - 2003
Table 8 - Telstra financial results by division - 2002 - 2003
Table 9 - Advertising Reach - June 2004
Table 10 - Revenue and annual change - 1998 - 2005
Table 11 - Optus revenue summary - 1994 - 2006
Table 12 - Optus planned broadband network - 2005
Table 13 - Customer numbers overview by service - 2002 - 2005
Table 14 - Internet and Broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2005
Table 15 - Internet and broadband subscribers - 1996 - 2005
Table 16 - Operating results - 1998 - 2005
Table 17 - Optus revenue summary - 1994 - 2006
Table 18 - Revenue by services - 2004 - 2005
Table 19 - Company results - 1994 - 2005
Table 20 - Breakdown of sales revenue - 2002 - 2005
Table 21 - Breakdown of sales revenue - 1998 - 2002
Table 22 - Capital expenditure - 1991 - 2000 (historic)
Table 23 - Capital expenditure by segment - 2000 - 2004
Table 24 - Operating revenue and annual change - 1999 - 2005

LIST OF EXHIBITS
Exhibit 1 - Telstra at a glance
Exhibit 2 - Telstra controlled entities (Australia) - June 2005
Exhibit 3 - Telstra controlled entities (offshore) - June 2005
Exhibit 4 - Telstra associated companies (Australia) - June 2005
Exhibit 5 - Sensis at a glance - 2005
Exhibit 6 - Key products and services - 2005
Exhibit 7 - The SingTel Optus network
Exhibit 8 - Optus Television at a glance - 2004
Exhibit 9 - Financial highlights - 1998
Exhibit 10 - Financial highlights - 1997
Exhibit 11 - The SingTel Optus network
Exhibit 12 - The Optus IP Index for 2004
Exhibit 13 - HFC Network status - 2004
Exhibit 14 - The Optus satellite network
Exhibit 15 - Uecomm at a glance - 2005

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