Since 2007-08, the Telecommunications Resellers industry has been in a dramatic decline phase. Major players, particularly Optus, exited the industry in an attempt to improve profitability. This has been due to intense and increasing competition, which has placed considerable pressure on pricing, eroding margins, particularly in the mobile industry. The increased competition, combined with unfavourable pricing regulations, has led several key industry players to exit the resale industry, preferring to transfer their subscriber base onto their own networks instead. Optus, Virgin Mobile, B Digital and AAPT have all removed themselves from the reselling industry in part or entirely.
Telecommunication resellers provide fixed, mobile and data telecommunications services over third-party-owned networks. Telecommunication resellers purchase network capacity from network providers and on-sell it through their own channels. The industry includes resellers that own switching equipment and those that simply buy and resell telecommunications services.
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.