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iiNet Limited


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iiNet Limited was established in 1993 and has grown from a small Perth business into the second-largest DSL Provider in Australia by late 2010. iiNet has its own high-speed ADSL2+ network covering millions of households across Australia, and also has the largest VoIP network in the country.

The company delivers communications services across Australia that include:
Fixed-voice, mobile and internet services;
High-speed broadband data;
Business data housing and cloud-based services;
Wireless broadband;
Naked DSL, VoIP, IPTV;
Fibre-to-the-Home.

The company provides innovative services to its residential customers including FetchTV (IPTV), BoB a wireless modem, phone and USB charging station while business customers are able to use multiline VoIP, hosting, SHDSL and hardware options.

iiNet has been buying up smaller ISPs over the last few years as it prepares to become one of the first retail service providers in the NBN Co trials in Armidale in 2011. The acquisition path has continued into late 2011 as the company acquired ACT based telco TransACT and ISP Internode in a deal providing the company with a large subscriber database. By 2012 the company is grabbing a large slice of the broadband market and is moving further into the business and mobile market.

In this report we provide an overview of the company including analysis by BuddeComm with facts and figures on the company operations in text, tabular and easy-to-read chart formats.

Key developments:

iiNet buys Adam Internet; Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) developments, FttH service launches in Perth; iiNet sells TransACT fibre assets to NBN Co; significant revenue rise; IPTV, VoIP, NBN, revenue, cloud-based operations; company financial and operating data to FY2013.

Companies covered in this report:

Amcom, Netspace, OzEmail, Westnet, ihug, Internode, AAPT, FetchTV, Polycom, TransACT, iiNet, Supernerd, Telstra.


1. Synopsis
2. Company information
2.1 Overview
2.2 Current issues
3. Financial results
3.1 Year 2013
3.2 Year 2012
3.3 Year 2011
4. Operating results
4.1 Subscriber statistics
5. Company analysis
6. Network
6.1 Overview
6.2 DSLAM rollout
6.3 Dark fibre
6.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
6.5 iiNet's plans for undersea network expansion taking shape
7. Acquisitions, alliances and subsidiary companies
7.1 Acquisition overview
7.2 Partnership with Polycom
7.3 Acquisition of ISP Westnet
7.4 Alliance with FOX Sports
7.5 Alliance with Hypernia
7.6 Alliance with Hybrid Television Services
7.7 Alliance with Hutchison
7.8 Amcom and PowerTel acquire stake in iiNet
7.9 Partnership with FetchTV
7.10 Acquisition of AAPT Consumer Division
7.11 Acquisition of Supernerd
7.12 Acquisition of TransACT
7.13 Acquisition of Internode
7.14 Acquisition of Adam Internet
8. Products and services
8.1 Home and SOHO
8.2 Business
8.3 Reselling agreements
9. Company history
9.1 Brief timeline 1993 - 2012
10. Related reports
Table 1 iiNet total revenue 2004 - 2013
Table 2 iiNet key financial statistics 2007 - 2013
Table 3 iiNet ARPU by service 2008 - 2013
Table 4 iiNet total revenue (historic) 1997 - 2003
Table 5 iiNet active subscribers 1997 - 2013
Table 6 iiNet internet subscribers by type 2007 - 2013
Table 7 iiNet voice subscribers by type 2007 - 2013
Table 8 iiNet DSLAM exchanges 2009; 2011 - 2012
Table 9 iiNet's acquisitions 2003 - 2013
Table 10 Internode ADSL2+ statistical overview 2006 - 2012
Table 11 iiNet business revenue 2009 - 2012
Chart 1 Overview of long term share trending iiNet 2003 - 2012
Chart 2 Overview of share price trending iiNet 2011 - 2012
Chart 3 Overview of iiNet revenue and annual change 2004 - 2013
Chart 4 Overview of iiNet key financial statistics 2004 - 2013
Chart 5 Overview of iiNet monthly ARPU by service 2009 - 2013
Chart 6 Overview of iiNet internet subscribers by type 2007 - 2013
Chart 7 Overview of iiNet voice subscribers by type 2007 - 2013
Exhibit 1 iiNet Limited (iiNet) at a glance 2013
Exhibit 2 TransACT Communications Pty Ltd (TransACT) at a glance 2011
Exhibit 3 Network FttK coverage
Exhibit 4 Broadband ISPs over TransACT network
Exhibit 5 TransACT brief company history
Exhibit 6 Internode Pty Limited (Internode) at a glance 2012
Exhibit 7 Internode brief company history

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