Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunications provider, offering a full range of telecom services throughout Australia including basic access services to most homes and businesses, local and long-distance telephone call services, mobile and Internet services. It remains one of the most, if not the most profitable incumbent telcos in the developed market.
This report includes an overview of Telstra’s main areas of operation as well as key operating and financial statistics and analysis in areas such as mobile, broadband, data, local access and pay TV. It also includes a wide range of market analyses covering topics such as corporate strategies, broadband, mobile, and international issues.
A detailed overview of Telstra’s broadband network, Next G network and NGN are also provided. For more information, see chapter 1.5, page 40.
Sensis, a major subsidiary of Telstra, provides advertising and search solutions through print, online, voice, wireless and satellite navigation networks. For more information, including operating statistics and market analyses, see chapter 1.4, page 30.
The 2nd largest telco in Australia, Optus provides a range of communications services including mobile, national and long-distance services, local and international telephony, business network services, Internet and satellite services and subscription TV. Belatedly, Optus has become more active in infrastructure-based developments in the Australian telecoms market.
This report provides an overview of the main divisions within Optus including Consumer and Multimedia, Mobile, Business and Wholesale. A breakdown of key operating and financial statistics is provided for sectors including Internet, broadband, voice services, mobile and pay TV. Financial and marketing analyses cover topics such as corporate strategies, broadband and mobile. For more information, see chapter 2, page 52.
A detailed overview of the Optus network is also included along with overviews of the company’s major subsidiaries including and Virgin Mobile, a consumer focused MVNO, and Uecomm, a high bandwidth data specialist providing dark fibre services and converged solutions such as VoIP. For more information, see chapter 2.2, page 59.
Telstra Group total revenue and annual change - 2002 - 2010
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There are good indications that Optus’ parent SingTel is prepared to invest further in Australia once the conditions are right.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
For those needing detailed overviews and statistics as well as objective analysis on all aspects of Telstra and Optus, this report provides essential reading and gives in-depth information on:
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