2012-10-26 05:43:11 - Fast Market Research recommends "Australia Telecommunications Report Q4 2012" from Business Monitor International, now available
BMI View: The Australian telecommunications industry is one of the highest value markets in Asia Pacific and even the world, underpinned by high incomes and strong uptake of higher value services such as broadband and smartphone handsets. However, with mobile penetration above 130% in Q212, subscription growth opportunities are severely limited in the years ahead - instead operators are increasingly focused on value generation strategies. The market is therefore currently seeing high levels of investment in next generation broadband technologies.
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* The Australian mobile market continued to see strong growth in H112 with y-o-y growth of 5.7% as total subscriptions reached 30.146mn.
* Mobile ARPUs declined faster than expected y-o-y to Q212, with
market share weighted monthly blended ARPU declining by 6.8% to the end of June 2012.
Key Trends And Developments
With mobile subscription growth slowing and downward pressure on prices, investment in wireless data has been critical to operator strategy in recent quarters. Following Telstra's LTE launch in September 2011, Optus has joined the fray, in September 2012 announcing it was launching its fully commercialised 4G LTE network, initially in Perth and Newcastle, before being rolled out in Melbourne on September 15 2012. However, the first LTE-enabled handset, Samsung's Galaxy S III 4G, will not become available until September 20 2012. USB dongles will, however, be available at launch, with prices from AUD34.95 for 1GB a month of downloads, plus AUD5.50 for the dongle. The launch will enable Optus to close the gap to market leader Telstra.
Meanwhile, Telstra, which already has an operational 4G LTE network (and 3.5G services), announced in late August 2012 that it would wind down its first 3G network built in the 2.1GHz band from September 2012. Telstra will, however, continue to offer 3.5G services, as well as 2G services for basic talk and text. Higher capacity services will be served in the 850MHz band.
In terms of fixed broadband, the government's ambitious National Broadband Network (NBN) project was put back on track in February 2012 when the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accepted Telstra's structural separation undertaking. In March 2012 the NBN Co released a new construction timetable to complete or begin laying fibre in areas comprising 3.5mn premises by June 2015. However, a degree of uncertainty was introduced in August 2012 when the Liberal-National Coalition Party provided an insight into its NBN plan, which could take place if it emerges victorious in the next Australian federal election due by end-November 2013. Instead of deploying a costly FTTH network, which is currently being rolled out, the Coalition is reportedly modelling its plan after BT's fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) network in the UK.
Partial Table of Contents:
- Australia Mobile SWOT
- Australia Wireline SWOT
- Australia Political SWOT
- Australia Economic SWOT
- Australia Business Environment SWOT
- Asia Pacific
- Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings Q412
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Fixed Line
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Regional Perspective
- Table: Australia Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011
- Key Developments:
- Mobile Growth
- Market Shares And Net Additions
- Subscription Mix
- Usage (ARPU/MOU)
- Mobile Content/Value-Added Services
- Mobile Contract Wins
- Mobile Operator Data
- Table: Australia Market Overview
- Table: Telstra
- Table: Optus
- Table: Vodafone Hutchison Australia
- Mobile Content
- Regional Outlook
- Table: Selected NFC Developments, 2011
- Fixed Line
- Table: Telstra Fixed-Line Call Traffic
- Table: Dial-up and Broadband Internet Subscriptions by Technology, December 2011 (%)
- Table: Australian Broadband Market June 2010-Dec 2011
- Wireline Contract Wins
Industry Trends & Developments
- Australia: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
- Legislation And Market Liberalisation
- Licensing And Spectrum
- Regulatory Developments
- Key Players
- Table: Key Players - Australian Telecoms Sector
- Table: Selected Operator Financial Parameters
- SingTel Optus
- Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)
- Altobridge: Connecting Remote Communities
- Altobridge Commercial Deployments, July 2012
- Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
- Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
- Table: Australia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
- Table: Australia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
Glossary Of Terms
- Table: Glossary Of Terms
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
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