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2006 Australia - Telecoms Industry Statistics (tables only)

This report covers high-level and detailed data on the telecommunications market. Included are 78 statistical tables covering Telecommunications Infrastructure, Fixed Voice and Data Markets. Statistical tables include:-

Subscribers
Market segments
Market Shares
Industry Statistics
Revenues
Forecasts


The market in 2006
While the market is booming on the demand side, supply is experiencing serious problems. Telstra’s dominance and anti-competitive actions are having a devastating effect on the industry. At the same time, there is a major misalignment between most players and their customers. The market is moving towards digital media, device-based services and Internet business models, but the industry is hanging on to outdated models, as it has left it too late to make the changes required in this fast-moving market.

The fixed line market will gradually decline from 2007 onwards as local access charges as well as voice calls decline for all traditional voice services. Up until 2006, mobile was the key driver of growth of the overall telecoms market but, as the market rapidly approaches saturation, growth has already begun to subside in the mobile sector.

Growth is continuing in the 2nd tier telco market which reached the $8.7 billion mark by 2006 but, with lower broadband margins, a saturated mobile market and lots of price competition, growth in ‘real’ revenue is much harder to find. It favours the larger players but, at the same time, the new converged environment offers plenty of niche market opportunities for smaller players. The number of large competitors has increased as a result of consolidation, which has created a healthier industry segment overall.

The broadband battles have moved on from the lack of availability of broadband services to the lack of true broadband (speeds of 2Mb+), competitive prices for such high speed services and new applications such as IPTV and VoIP over broadband. In the meantime, penetration is on the rise and is set to continue to do so throughout 2006 and 2007.

Telstra’s effect on the market moving into 2007 Telsta is still having a smothering effect on the market. When its new CEO arrived in mid-2005 he immediately made his presence felt, and this produced an atmosphere of both excitement and fear.

On the one hand he acknowledged the weaknesses within Telstra - he said that the company had under-invested in infrastructure, had become fat and lazy, that it needed to be restructured, and that the future was in broadband and the company needed to lift its game there.

To make the necessary changes, Telstra embarked on a series of interesting developments, attracting much applause and support. However, the consequent strategies to achieve these goals are very un-Australian.

Rather than implement his vision within the existing industry environment, he chose a set of strategies that would undermine the competitive environment the government had started in 1997:

He immediately curtailed existing wholesale arrangements.
He demanded a new monopoly (regulatory holiday) for the implementation of FttN.
He squeezed the broadband providers in order to increase Telstra’s own share in the retail market.
The government indicated that it would not be moved on its telecoms policies and the existing telecoms legislation, but Telstra chose to ignore this and continued to try to undermine the pro-competitive telecoms environment in Australia.

It looks as though the company will persevere with this destructive behaviour throughout 2007.

1. REVENUE OVERVIEW 2000 - 2008
1.1 All operators
1.2 Telstra
1.3 Optus
1.4 Second tier operators
2. MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 2006 - 2008
2.1 Total telecoms
2.2 Second tier operators
3. DATA MARKET
4. FORECASTS 2005 - 2015
4.1 Revenue
4.2 Growth
5. LOCAL ACCESS MARKET - CALL STATISTICS
5.1 International comparisons
6. WHOLESALE SERVICES
7. CALLING CARD AND CALLBACK MARKETS


Table 1 - Total telecoms service revenue by major provider - 2000 - 2008
Table 2 - Total telecoms service market shares by major provider - 2000 - 2008
Table 3 - Total telecoms market - revenue by service - 2000 - 2008
Table 4 - Total telecoms service revenue by major provider - 2004 - 2008
Table 5 - Total service revenue for Telstra and Optus - 1994 - 2008
Table 6 - Premium rate market (mobile and fixed) revenues - 1989 - 2006
Table 7 - Telstra revenue by service - 2005 - 2006
Table 8 - Telstra revenue by service - 2004 - 2005
Table 9 - Telstra voice revenue per fixed-line - 2002 - 2006
Table 10 - Telstra PSTN products revenue - 2005 - 2006
Table 11 - Telstra mobile revenue - 2005 - 2006
Table 12 - Telstra Internet and IP solutions revenue - 2005 - 2006
Table 13 - Telstra sales revenue by service - 2000 - 2004
Table 14 - Optus revenue by operating division - 2004 - 2006
Table 15 - Optus revenue by service (detailed) - 2005 - 2006
Table 16 - Second tier retail market revenue - total - 2002 - 2008
Table 17 - Second tier retail market revenue - fixed-line and data - 2002 - 2008
Table 18 - Second tier retail provider revenue by service - 2002 - 2007*
Table 19 - Second tier retail provider revenue growth by service - 2003 - 2007*
Table 20 - Second tier retail revenue by provider - 2002 - 2007
Table 21 - Second tier retail revenue growth by provider - fixed voice & data - 2003 - 2007
Table 22 - Total telecoms service market shares by major provider - 2004 - 2008
Table 23 - Total telecoms service annual growth by major provider - 2004 - 2008
Table 24 - Total telecoms market - market share by service - 2004 - 2008
Table 25 - Total telecoms market growth rates by service - 2001 - 2008
Table 26 - Total telecoms market - market share by service - 2001 - 2008
Table 27 - Revenue - mobile services market by major operator - 2004 - 2008*
Table 28 - Annual growth - mobile services market growth by major operator - 2004 - 2008*
Table 29 - Mobile market share by carrier - 2004 - 2007
Table 30 - Total telecoms market - market share by service - 2004 - 2008
Table 31 - Dial-up, ADSL and cable subscribers by ISP - market share - 2001 - 2006
Table 32 - Second tier retail market share by service - 2002 - 2007*
Table 33 - Second tier retail market shares by provider - fixed voice & data -- 2002 - 2007
Table 34 - Data market - revenue by provider - 1999 - 2007**
Table 35 - Data market - annual growth by provider- 2000 - 2007**
Table 36 - Data market - market share by provider - 2000 - 2007**
Table 37 - Data services - projected revenues by service category - 2005 to 2010
Table 38 - Telstra specialised data revenue - 2005 - 2006
Table 39 - Telecommunications services revenue - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 40 - Access revenue - 2000; 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 41 - Access % of total telecoms spend - 2000; 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 42 - Triple play* revenues - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 43 - Voice revenue (fixed, VoIP, mobile) - 2000; 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 44 - Predicticted annual growth rates by industry sector - 2004 - 2024
Table 45 - Forecasts for communications from the MONASH model
Table 46 - Local call and access revenues - Telstra and Optus - 1999 - 2007
Table 47 - Telephone line penetration in Australia - 1986 - 2007
Table 48 - Number of Telstra fixed services in operation - 2002 - 2005
Table 49 - Customer Service Guarantee Services - 2002 - 2005
Table 50 - Changes in fixed-line revenue, call volume and call minutes - 2004 - 2005
Table 51 - Fixed-to-mobile call revenue and volume
Table 52 - Percentage change in PSTN services index by service type - 2000/01 - 2004/05
Table 53 - Percentage share of total consumer PSTN expenditure by service - 1997/98; 2004/05
Table 54 - Percentage changes in PSTN price indexes by service and consumer group
Table 55 - Percentage changes in PSTN business index - 2000/01 - 2004/05
Table 56 - Revenue and revenue share by PSTN service and carrier - 2001/02 - 2004/05
Table 57 - Year-on-year change in revenue by PSTN service - 2002/3 - 2004/5
Table 58 - Number of end-user access lines - 2001/02 - 2004/05
Table 59 - Usage by PSTN service & carrier - 2001/02 - 2004/05
Table 60 - Revenue & usage for PSTN origination/termination - 2001/2 - 2004/5
Table 61 - Annual change in PSTN service usage - 2002/03 - 2004/5
Table 62 - Telstra local call market share - 2005
Table 63 - Long-distance and FTM market share, all operators - 2005
Table 64 - International long-distance and FTM margins - 2005
Table 65 - Telecommunications revenue per state early 2000s
Table 66 - Household telephone penetration by state early 2000s
Table 67 - Local call cost comparison - 2003 - 2006
Table 68 - National Call cost comparison - 2003 - 2006
5Table 69 - International call cost comparison - 2003 - 2006
Table 70 - Fixed-line cost comparison - 2003 - 2006
Table 71 - Wholesale market revenues by supplier (fixed and mobile) - 1997 - 2007
Table 72 - Business and residential wholesale margins by product - 2005, 2006
Table 73 - Wholesale margins by industry group - 2001 - 2006
Table 74 - Wholesale margins by industry group - 1996 - 2000 (historical)
Table 75 - Metro Ethernet market 2004; 2007; 2009
Table 76 - Phone card market share - 2006
Table 77 - Revenue total prepaid card (fixed long-distance) market - 1997 - 2007
Table 78 - Revenue postpaid card market - 1997 - 2007

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