The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry in Australia is constrained by a small local market, high costs, a lack of locally sourced components and heavy import competition. The industry is characterised by high levels of imports, especially from Asian markets such as China, Taiwan and Vietnam. These low-cost countries have dominated the Australian communications equipment scene. Their low-cost functional products have pushed many domestic players out of the mass production of generic communication products such as modems and telephone equipment. As a result, the domestic industry has been struggling to stay afloat amid the rising sophistication of imports.
Companies in this industry manufacture telecommunication, broadcasting and transceiving equipment. Major products include telecommunication exchange equipment, telecommunication transmission equipment (except cabling), telecommunication customer premises equipment (such as telephones, private exchanges, modems, routers) and broadcasting equipment (such as transceivers and transmitters).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.