The need to communicate is an integral part of the everyday running of Australian households, businesses and government offices, and the ways in which people are communicating are changing. These changes are negatively affecting the Wired Telecommunications Network Operation industry, which involves the operation of fixed-line networks. Australians now place greater importance on constant connectivity. As a result, mobile phones are the dominant form of communication, while voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is an increasingly common choice for long-distance calls.
Industry operators 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 telecommunications 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.