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Australia - Telecoms Industry - Business Opportunities for 2013

The second-tier market is making gains in broadband and they are stepping up IPTV and other OTT activities and these will then be bundled into their other product offerings. Although the bundled market often sees overall revenues fall, it generally maintains a higher ARPU. Also in 2013 further consolidation is expected.

While the fixed-voice market revenue declines in the second-tier market, so too are mobile and broadband revenues. Falling revenue reflects increased bundle value as well as consumers moving away from fixed-voice services. It is also be a symptom of increased reliance on OTT platforms for both voice and messaging – and in particular the latter. Nevertheless, overall revenues in second-tier mobile services and data services (including internet access) continue to show growth. This is based on increased use of mobile broadband and people moving to higher-speed broadband packages.

It has become clear that OTT is ‘the new normal’ for the telecoms industry - with the emerging all-IP networks; telecoms services are basically moving to new business models. These services are seen as a threat by the traditional telcos and the companies offering them are perceived to be getting a free lunch over their networks.

This report explores and analyses opportunities and the threats of the various trends and developments in the telecommunications market to the sector and the industry transformation BuddeComm believes is required for the future.

Key developments:

FttH, DSL, M2M developments, fixed-broadband downloads set to increase, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Data centres, IP, the growth of Big Data, OTT, VoIP, IPTV, smart TV, mobile broadband, heterogeneous networks, WiFi, MIMO, small cells supplying greater areas, ONT, POI, smart grids, HFC, HDTV, telemetry, RFID, FMC, 4G.

Companied covered in this report include:

Telstra, Optus, iiNet, TPG, OTT companies, ACCC, NBN Co, Vodafone.

1. Synopsis
2. Telecoms a vibrant and changing industry
3. Business models for telcos in an OTT world
3.1 The changing nature of the network market
3.2 Networks critical for social and economic development
3.3 Higher level values are moving elsewhere
3.4 Where are the opportunities for the telcos?
4. The National Broadband Network
4.1 The business opportunities of the POIs
4.2 The NBN and the opportunity for ‘virtual’ players
5. Digital Media
5.1 IPTV slow but steady progress
5.2 Smart connected TVs and online streaming
6. Value added infrastructure services
6.1 Do we need infrastructure-based competition?
6.2 Shifting clouds
6.3 The IT complexity of cloud computing
6.4 M2M growth market for the industry
6.5 The compelling business of M2M and Big Data
7. Mobile market - infrastructure running out of steam
7.1 Capacity requirements will be 1000x by 2020
7.2 Fixed Mobile Conversion (FMC)
7.3 Small cell networks
7.4 Heterogeneous networks
7.5 Muddling along
7.6 Mobile competition starts to bite in Australia
7.7 Is network sharing the answer
8. Related reports

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