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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.
Company analyses.


Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunications provider and offering a full range of telecommunication services throughout Australia which including: basic access services to most homes and businesses, local and long distance telephone call services, satellite, mobile and broadband services. This report includes a brief overview of Telstra’s main areas of operation as well as key operating and financial statistics in areas such as mobile, Internet and pay TV. A wide range of analyses cover topics such as corporate strategies, broadband and international issues.

Optus provides a range of communications services including mobile, national and long distance services, local telephony, international telephony, business network services, broadband and satellite services and pay TV. This report gives an overview of the main divisions within Optus including: Consumer and Multimedia, Mobile, Business and Wholesale. A breakdown of key operating statistics is provided for Internet, Broadband, voice services and pay TV. A detailed overview and analysis of Optus’ financial statistics is also provided as well as analyses on topics such as corporate strategies and broadband.

1. TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED
1.1 Company overview and operating statistics
1.1.1 Company overview
1.1.2 Telstra’s revised Strategic Plan
1.1.3 Projected and forecasted outcomes
1.1.4 Operating statistics
1.1.5 Controlled and associated entities
1.1.6 Strategic business units
1.2 Financial statistics
1.2.1 Results for half year ending December 2005
1.2.2 Results for year ending June 2005
1.3 Strategic plans
1.3.1 Telstra’s strategy for growth
1.3.2 Telstra’s Next Generation Network (NGN)
1.3.3 National 3G plan to replace CDMA
1.3.4 Movie Downloads from BigPond
1.3.5 Sensis revenue to double within five years
1.3.6 $10 billion smoke and mirrors
1.3.7 Summary
1.4 Corporate strategies analyses
1.4.1 Time for Sol to go
1.4.2 Sol’s first year report card - fail
1.4.3 Telstra quo vadis? - the incumbent is cornered
1.4.4 Telecom and Telstra - comparing strategies
1.4.5 Telstra wants to increase more prices
1.4.6 Telstra killed a precious Australian ICT icon
1.4.7 Why should we pay monopolistic prices to prop up Telstra profits?
1.4.8 Telstra does not want to cooperate with the rest of the industry
1.4.9 Analysis of the Sol Trujillo story - so far
1.4.10 Analysis of the PCCW JV
1.4.11 Analysis of Telstra’s new plans
1.4.12 Telstra is upset
1.5 Infrastructure analysis
1.5.1 Telstra’s Next Generation Network (NGN)
1.5.2 National 3G plan to replace CDMA
1.6 Telstra - Sensis Pty Ltd
1.6.1 Company information
1.6.2 Market and usage statistics
1.6.3 Company analysis
1.6.4 Financial results - 2005
1.6.5 Products and services
1.6.6 Company history
2. OPTUS
2.1 Company overview and operating statistics
2.1.1 Introduction
2.1.2 Network overview
2.1.3 Recent company activities - 2005 - 2006
2.1.4 New SME service offering
2.1.5 Optus partners with HP for SME offering
2.1.6 Optus reveals business strategy to 2007
2.1.7 Optus realigns its business
2.1.8 Financial highlights - 2006
2.1.9 Consumer and Multimedia division
2.1.10 Internet and broadband services
2.1.11 Optus television services
2.1.12 Mobile services division
2.1.13 Business and wholesale
2.2 Financial and marketing analysis - 2006
2.2.1 Financial and marketing overview
2.2.2 Mobile
2.2.3 Internet and broadband
2.2.4 Voice
2.2.5 Pay TV
2.3 Financial results for year 2006
2.3.1 Financial highlights for the full year ending March 2006
2.3.2 Financial and operating highlights for quarter ending December 2005
2.3.3 Financial and operating highlights for quarter ending July 2005
2.4 Company analysis - 2004 - 2006
2.4.1 Will Optus be able to regain lost broadband ground?
2.4.2 Will Optus eat AAPT?
2.4.3 Optus off course
2.5 The Optus network
2.5.1 Infrastructure overview
2.5.2 Customer Access Network (CAN)
2.5.3 Fixed networks
2.5.4 Core network
2.5.5 Mobile network
2.5.6 Fibre access network
2.5.7 Wireless networks
2.5.8 NGN overview
2.5.9 ADSL and dial-up Internet network
2.5.10 VoIP network
2.5.11 Full Services Network (FSN)
2.5.12 Satellite networks
2.5.13 HiBIS broadband initiative
2.5.14 New satellite earth station to be opened
2.5.15 Optus embarks on large scale broadband satellite rollout
2.6 Uecomm Limited
2.6.1 Company information
2.6.2 Network
2.6.3 Products and services
2.6.4 Company history
2.7 Virgin Mobile Australia
2.7.1 Company information
2.7.2 Recent company activities
2.7.3 Operating statistics
2.7.4 Company analysis
2.7.5 Financial results
2.7.6 Products and services
2.7.7 Company history
3. GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS
Exhibit 1 - Telstra Corporation Ltd at a glance
Exhibit 2 - Telstra-controlled entities (Australia) - 2006
Exhibit 3 - Telstra-controlled entities (offshore) - 2006
Exhibit 4 - Telstra associated companies (Australia) - 2006
Exhibit 5 - Sol’s report card 2005/2006
Exhibit 6 - Sensis Pty Ltd at a glance - 2006
Exhibit 7 - Key products and services - 2006
Exhibit 8 - Channel distribution statistics - 2006
Exhibit 9 - The SingTel Optus network
Exhibit 10 - Optus 3G network coverage and rollout - 2005 - 2007
Exhibit 11 - Optus Television services at a glance
Exhibit 12 - The SingTel Optus network
Exhibit 13 - Optus 3G network coverage and rollout - 2005 - 2007
Exhibit 14 - HFC Network status - 2005
Exhibit 15 - The Optus satellite network
Exhibit 16 - Uecomm Ltd at a glance - 2006
Exhibit 17 - Virgin Mobile Australia at a glance


Table 1 - Statistical overview (calls/subscribers/networks) - year ending June - 2003 - 2006
Table 2 - Statistical overview (calls/subscribers/networks) - annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 3 - Statistical overview (calls/subscribers/networks) - half year ending Dec - 2004 - 2005
Table 4 - Telstra revenue by service - half year ending December - 2004 - 2005
Table 5 - Telstra EBITDA, EBIT - half year ending December - 2004 - 2005
Table 6 - Highlights of financial years - 2002 - 2005
Table 7 - Total revenues and annual change - 1994 - 2005
Table 8 - Telstra revenue by service - 2004 - 2005
Table 9 - Telstra revenue by segment - 2004 - 2005
Table 10 - Advertising Reach - 2006
Table 11 - Revenue and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 12 - Optus - Network operating statistics and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 13 - Market share of mobile data market by operator - March 2006
Table 14 - Optus - mobile data market growth by application - 2005 - 2006
Table 15 - Optus overall operating revenue summary and annual change - 1994 - 2008
Table 16 - Optus off-network voice customers and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 17 - Optus HFC customers and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 18 - Key operating statistics Optus Consumer and Multimedia - 2002 - 2006
Table 19 - Optus broadband and Internet subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 20 - Internet and broadband subscribers - 1996 - 2006
Table 21 - Optus Mobile subscribers, annual change, market share and prepaid proportion - 1998 - 2006
Table 22 - Optus Mobile key operating statistics and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 23 - Optus Mobile ARPU statistics (prepaid and Postpaid) and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 24 - Market share of mobile data market by operator - March 2006
Table 25 - Optus mobile data market growth by application - 2005 - 2006
Table 26 - Optus - overall operating revenue and forecast summary - 2000 - 2008
Table 27 - Optus - revenue breakdown by operating division - 2005 - 2006
Table 28 - Optus - revenue performance by operating division - 2005 - 2006
Table 29 - Optus - revenue by divisional service category - 2005 - 2006
Table 30 - Optus - Revenue breakdown and performance by service division - 2005 - 2006
Table 31 - Optus - Revenue performance by service division - 2005 - 2006
Table 32 - Optus Mobile ARPU statistics and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 33 - Optus Mobile top line operating statistics and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 34 - Optus broadband and Internet subscribers - 2005 - 2006
Table 35 - Optus percentage breakdown of broadband subscribers by access type - 2005 - 2006
Table 36 - Optus - Internet revenue by divisional service category - 2005 - 2006
Table 37 - Optus - voice - revenue by divisional service category - 2005 - 2006
Table 38 - Optus - overall operating revenue summary and percentage change - 1994 - 2008
Table 39 - Profit/loss before tax and abnormal items - 1994 - 2006
Table 40 - Revenue by service division and percentage change - 2004 - 2006
Table 41 - Operational EBITDA by service division and percentage change - 2005 - 2006
Table 42 - Mobile division - revenue by service and percentage change - 2005 - 2006
Table 43 - Business and wholesale divisions - revenue by service and percentage change - 2005 - 2006
Table 44 - Consumer and multimedia division - revenue by service and percentage change - 2005 - 2006
Table 45 - Operating revenue and annual change - 1999 - 2005
Table 46 - Virgin Mobile Australia subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 47 - Mobile revenue and annual change - 2003 - 2005*

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