The need to communicate is an integral part of the everyday lives of Australian households, businesses and government offices. However, the ways in which people communicate are changing, which is having a negative effect on the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry. Australians now place a greater importance on constant connectivity and as such, mobile phones are now the dominant form of communication. This industry involves the operation of hardline telephony and data (largely voice services over landlines). Most importantly, these companies own the infrastructure that the services are sold over. In 2012-13, the industry is expected to generate $8.89 billion in revenue.
Businesses in this industry provide voice and data services via landlines, microwaves or satellite link-ups. Services include fixed wire telephony, wired network and cable services, including ISDN and ATM frame relay. Industry participants operate and maintain their own switching and transmission facilities or may own a fixed line telephone network system consisting of wires or fibre optic cable. Spare capacity is sold to other telecommunication carriers or resellers.
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.