Optus provides a range of communications services that include mobile, national and long-distance services, local and international telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services, subscription TV and digital media services.
The company is aiming to expand its customer base through offering new services including MeTV, an IPTV service with FetchTV. It has expanded mobile coverage in Tasmania, is refarming 2G to 3G, has launched 4G services and has signed an agreement providing interim satellite services with the National Broadband Network. These new and additional services will allow Optus to gain new subscribers across its coverage areas and extend their availability to more remote and regional communities.
The number of wireless broadband subscribers continues to grow rapidly, delivering higher data revenue. BuddeComm believes that given market saturation the rate of growth for these returns will slowly diminish. The takeover of Vividwireless from Seven Media boosted the amount of 4G spectrum available, increased the number of subscribers and consolidated market share in markets where Vividwireless operates. The restaurant review company Eatability purchased by the company in mid-2012 will add a digital media and content service flavour to Optus.
In this report we provide an overview of the main divisions within Optus, including a breakdown of key financial and operating statistics for internet, broadband, voice, The Open Network (mobile) services. Data for the first quarter of 2014 is included.
Other BuddeComm reports on Optus include:
Detailed financial information Optus - Financial Statistics and Analysis - 2012 - 2013;
Information on the company's networks Optus - The Network;
BuddeComm analysis of the company Optus - Company Analysis 2013.
NBN, broadband subscribers, mobile subscribers, subscription TV revenue, IPTV, cloud services, digital media services, ARPU, operating data for fiscal 2013 and Q1 2014, market developments to August 2013.