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Australia - Telecoms Industry - Revenue Statistics, Analysis and Forecasting (by service) - 2000-2014

Australia - Telecoms Industry - Revenue Statistics, Analysis and Forecasting (by service) - 2000-2014

This report provides revenue, revenue growth statistics and analysis for the telecommunications market by major service between 2000 and 2013, as well as market forecasts for 2014. The total telecoms service market is segmented according to telecommunications service - local access, mobile and broadband revenues.

Detailed revenue and forecasting statistics and analyses are also included separately for the wholesale, mobile and broadband markets, with estimates for 2013/4. Revenue for Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN, fixed-line voice and local access) services continue to decline for all telcos, and will do so until uptake of NBN services is complete. In the long term, fixed broadband on the copper network will also decline gradually as fibre and fixed-wireless broadband services become more widely available, though the Coalition's NBN plan, with its emphasis on VDSL with Fibre-to-the Node (FttN), will make greater use of copper than did Labour's plan for a national Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) network.

At the same time as fixed-line telephony is declining, the mobile broadband market is growing steadily and is set to become a major income revenue stream for providers. Nevertheless, mobile broadband data revenue growth will be far short of the growth anticipated from mobile broadband data on networks. While mobile voice remains the dominant source of revenue for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), it will soon be overtaken by mobile data revenue. In time, much of the voice traffic will be data packet via technologies such as Voice over Long-term Evolution (VoLTE). Data traffic caused network constraints on 3G networks over the last couple of years, since the infrastructure was not designed for the rapid increase of traffic, and so MNOs have had to invest in network upgrades to ensure that customers receive a reliable service.

The release of 4G/LTE mobile broadband and increased uptake by consumers and businesses will certainly ease the issue in the short term, but as user uptake increases so will the amount of bandwidth consumed. Mobile data usage increased by nearly 80% year-on-year to mid-2012 with nearly seven terabytes downloaded over the air in a three-month period.

Additional revenue, analysis and forecasting segmented by major telco providers can be found in a separate report: Australia - Revenue Statistics, Analysis and Forecasting (by provider) 2000 - 2014.

Key developments:

ARPU continues to fall; ADSL growth slows as fibre broadband subscriptions increase rapidly; mobile data traffic increasing in line with upgraded networks, National Broadband Network (NBN) developments; wholesale revenue.

Companied covered in this report include:

Vodafone, 3, VHA, Optus, Telstra.


1. Synopsis
2. Total telco market by major service
3. Wholesale market
3.1 The market into 2014
3.2 Wholesale revenue
4. Mobile market
4.1 Market overview and analysis
4.2 Revenue by service
4.3 Average revenue per user (ARPU)
5. Broadband market
5.1 Internet access revenues
6. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Total telecoms market retail revenue by service 2001 - 2004
Table 2 Total telecoms market retail revenue by service 2005 - 2014
Table 3 Total telecoms market annual retail growth by service 2001 - 2014
Table 4 historic - Total telecoms market retail market share by service 2000 - 2004
Table 5 Total telecoms market retail market share by service 2005 - 2014
Table 6 Historic - Wholesale market revenues by major supplier 2000 - 2004
Table 7 Wholesale market revenues by major supplier 2005 - 2014
Table 8 Wholesale market shares by major supplier 2000 - 2014
Table 9 Historic - Annual change in wholesale market revenues by major supplier 2000 - 2004
Table 10 Annual change in wholesale market revenues by major supplier 2005 - 2014
Table 11 Historic - Total mobile services market revenue and annual change 2000 - 2004
Table 12 Total mobile services market revenue and annual change 2005 - 2014
Table 13 Historic - Mobile market revenue per major operator 1993 - 2004
Table 14 Mobile market revenue per major operator 2005 - 2014
Table 15 Historic - Annual change of mobile market revenue per major operator 1994; 1997; 2000 - 2004
Table 16 Annual change of mobile market revenue per major operator 2005 - 2014
Table 17 Proportion of mobile service revenue from voice and data 2007 - 2014
Table 18 Blended ARPU per month per major operator 2000 - 2014
Table 19 Blended ARPU per month per major operator annual change 2004 - 2014
Table 20 Broadband revenues by major provider 2005 - 2013
Table 21 Annual change in broadband access revenues by major provider 2006 - 2013
Table 22 Market share of internet access revenues (broadband and dial-up) by major provider 2004 - 2014
Chart 1 Overview of total telecoms market retail revenue by service 2005 - 2014
Chart 2 Overview of wholesale market revenues by major supplier 2005 - 2014
Chart 3 Overview of total mobile services market revenue and annual change 2005 - 2014
Chart 4 Overview of mobile market revenue per major operator 2005 - 2014
Chart 5 Overview of annual change of mobile market revenue per major operator 2005 - 2014
Chart 6 Overview of blended monthly ARPU by MNO 2005 - 2014
Chart 7 Overview of broadband access revenues by major provider 2005 - 2013
Chart 8 Overview of annual change in broadband access revenues by major provider 2006 - 2013

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