A connectivity explosion has made telecommunications a vital part of the day-to-day functioning of Australian businesses and has changed the way Australians interact. Demand for and use of telecommunications services have increased over the past five years, but intense intra-industry and intra-subdivision competition have created a difficult trading environment. Demand growth for mobile communications has been achieved at the expense of more traditionally profitable fixed-line services.
Telecommunications companies are mainly engaged in operating, maintaining or providing access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video over wire, cable, wireless and satellite networks. Not all subdivision participants own and operate telecommunications infrastructure. Telecommunications resellers purchase network capacity and then retail services to businesses and consumers. Internet service providers are not included in this subdivision.
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.