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Australia - Fixed Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : Jun 2015

Category :

Broadband

No. of Pages : 123 Pages

This report provides statistics and analyses on Australia’s fixed-line broadband sector, including recent developments affecting the NBN as well as DSL and HFC networks. The report assesses overall market dynamics, and the key operating performance of the principal players. It also covers developments in NBN Co’s efforts to extend the footprint of the NBN by utilising the existing copper infrastructure of Telstra and Optus, and examines the likely trends which will develop into 2015 and further ahead as the broadband sector adjusts to the introduction of OTT and SVoD services from providers including Presto TV, Stan and Netflix.

1. The Market in 2015
1.1 Broadband changing telco business model from retail to wholesale
1.2 Low cost economy depends on ubiquitous affordable high speed broadband
1.3 Australia vs America – what leaders say about broadband speeds
1.4 Downstream speeds vs upstream speeds
1.5 Broadband services in rural Australia worse than we thought
1.6 Whatever happened to the rollout of the fixed wireless NBN in regional Australia?
1.7 The Minister for Lost Opportunities
1.8 Revised NBN with multi-technology architecture sees further use for DSL and cable networks

2. General Overview and Market Insights
2.1 Overall size of the market
2.1.1 Total broadband subscribers
2.1.2 Market shares
2.2 Access revenues
2.2.1 Statistical overview
2.2.2 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
2.3 Other surveys and statistics
2.3.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Survey – update December 2014
2.3.2 Statistical information by technology
2.3.3 Broadband speeds
2.3.4 Broadband traffic
2.4 ISP market overview
2.4.1 The market going forward
2.4.2 Data limiting 
2.4.3 ISP market statistics
2.4.4 Consolidation in the ISP market
2.4.5 Digital Media – Triple play business models
2.4.6 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) added to naked DSL
2.5 Benchmarking with other countries
2.5.1 Fixed broadband
2.5.2 Wireless broadband

3. Statistical Overview of the DSL Market
3.1 Brief overview of the NBN
3.2 Regulatory environment – analysis
3.2.1 The impact of fibre optic networks on digital subscriber line (DSL) regulation
3.2.2 Unbundling of the local loop (ULL) and Bitsream Access
3.2.3 Wholesale DSL pricing
3.3 DSL infrastructure 
3.3.1 Overview
3.3.2 Tool for competitors
3.3.3 DSLAM infrastructure
3.3.4 Street cabinet IP DSLAM2 upgrades (Top Hat)
3.3.5 VDSL developments
3.3.6 VDSL vectoring
3.4 Brief overview of broadband providers market
3.4.1 Market consolidation
3.4.2 The shrinking number of ISPs
3.4.3 Market share statistics

4. Statistical Overview of the HFC Market
4.1 Technology
4.1.1 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC)
4.1.2 The DOCSIS standard
4.1.3 The next development for DOCSIS
4.1.4 HFC DOCSIS vs. fibre
4.2 Market statistics and estimates
4.3 Telstra
4.3.1 Background information
4.3.2 Network upgrades
4.4 Optus
4.4.1 Overview
4.4.2 Network upgrades
4.5 IiNet/TransACT
4.5.1 Overview
4.6 BES/e-wire
4.7 Austar United Communications (AUSTAR)
4.8 Industry analysis
4.8.1 DOCSIS 3.0 -v- DOCSIS 3.1 (Analysis)
4.8.2 Do we need infrastructure-based competition?
4.8.3 Moving on from the HFC of the past
4.8.4 No long-term future in HFC cable broadband
4.8.5 HFC incorporated in multi-technology NBN
4.8.6 From HFC to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
4.8.7 Open access policy

5. Business Broadband Market Statistics and Analysis
5.1 Market trends
5.1.1 Business market overview
5.1.2 ISPs targeting the business sector
5.1.3 Broadband stimulating companies to progress
5.1.4 Will the SME market finally succumb to VoIP?
5.1.5 The NBN and the business market
5.1.6 Business need faster speeds to communicate 
5.1.7 The effects of broadband on business and government
5.2 Business market surveys
5.2.1 NBN Business Readiness Surveys
5.2.2 Small Business Telecommunications Service Use and Experience 
5.2.3 Surveys reveal that moving online benefits businesses
5.2.4 Telstra Productivity Indicator
5.2.5 Sensis – e-business report
5.2.6 Optus Future of Business Report
5.3 Business customer expenditure on telecoms
5.3.1 Overall telecom spend – business market
5.3.2 SME market statistics

6. Residential Broadband Market Statistics and Analysis
6.1 Statistical overview residential market – total telecoms
6.2 Internet household statistics
6.2.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) surveys and internet connectivity
6.2.2 Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) surveys
6.3 Trends in the residential market
6.3.1 Data increases in volume
6.3.2 Mobile broadband – no alternative to fixed line services.
6.3.3 Dial-up internet not hanging up, just yet
6.4 Household use of technology 
6.4.1 Computer technologies
6.4.2 Broadband technologies
6.4.3 Internet social media activities
6.5 Other residential market surveys
6.5.1 Online services
6.5.2 Fixed broadband stats: a federal report
6.5.3 New generations survey
6.5.4 Customer service issues and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO)
6.5.5 Demand for cost-effective broadband

7. The National Broadband Network
7.1 Political Developments
7.1.1 NBN – this is as good as it gets
7.1.2 Labor’s NBN 3.0 back to FttH
7.1.3 After the storm – do we need a national inquiry in the reliability of our telecoms networks?
7.1.4 Should taxpayers pay for a NBN based on MTM?
7.1.5 The Minister for Lost Opportunities
7.1.6 Staying focused on the NBN outcomes and bypassing political roadblocks
7.1.7 Biggest threat to NBN is political panic
7.1.8 The unravelling of the NBN
7.2 The NBN company
7.2.1 How independent is NBN Co?
7.2.2 NBN Co threat to proper broadband competition
7.3 Technology Issues
7.3.1 Whatever happened to the rollout of the fixed wireless NBN in regional Australia?
7.3.2 The difference between FttH and FttP
7.3.3 Why Australia needs a Fibre-to-the-Premises policy
7.3.4 Market-led demand for FttH is picking up
7.4 Competition Issues
7.4.1 Open up the metropolitan NBN market to competition
7.4.2 Competition in the telecoms industry is dwindling
7.4.3 TPG highlights the fragile NBN environment
7.5 Other Issues
7.5.1 Broadband services in rural Australia worse than we thought
7.5.2 Australia vs America – what leaders say about broadband speeds
7.5.3 Content – the next regulatory war zone 
7.5.4 NBN-related jobs increase by 248% since review

8. The FttP Greenfield Market
8.1 New greenfields policy comes into play
8.2 Fibre Deployment Act 2011
8.2.1 Outline of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Act 2011 (the Act)
8.2.2 NBN Co provider of last resort
8.2.3 Outsourcing contract with Fujitsu 
8.2.4 Refinements June 2011
8.2.5 Further strategic changes in 2012
8.3 Analyses
8.3.1 The balancing act in greenfield broadband
8.3.2 ADSL deployment continues
8.4 Rollout developments NBN Co
8.4.1 Sydney’s Doonside first to connect to the NBN
8.4.2 Nationwide roll out
8.4.3 Greenfield construction contracts
8.5 Fibre wholesale from Telstra
8.6 Productivity Commission rules on complaints
8.7 Major Players
8.7.1 OPENetworks
8.7.2 OptiComm
8.7.3 Pivit
8.7.4 Other smaller providers 
8.8 Retailers
8.8.1 Internode

List of Table


Table 1 – Broadband speeds - 2015
Table 2 – Internet subscribers by advertised download speed – 2013 - 2014
Table 3 – Time taken using average dial-up and high-speed broadband services
Table 4 – Historical - Total broadband subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2004
Table 5 – Total broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2016
Table 6 – Broadband subscribers, DSL and cable –2008 – 2014
Table 7 – Internet and broadband connectivity (fixed-line and mobile) – 2013 - 2014
Table 8 – Broadband market share by technology and annual change – 2008 - 2014
Table 9 – Broadband revenues by major provider – 2005 - 2014
Table 10 – Annual change in broadband access revenues by major provider – 2006 - 2014
Table 11 – Market share of broadband access revenues by major provider – 2005 - 2014
Table 12 – Estimated fixed broadband ARPUs – 2006 - 2015
Table 13 – Wireless internet subscribers by access technology – 2009 - 2014
Table 14 – Fixed-line internet subscribers by access technology – 2009 - 2014
Table 15 – Business, government and household broadband internet subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 16 – Business, government and household dial-up internet subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 17 – Business, government and household total internet subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 18 – Subscribers’ average speed in Australia versus selected Asia Pacific countries – 2010 - 2014
Table 19 – Proportion of internet subscribers by download speed – 2009 - 2014
Table 20 – Internet subscribers by download speed – 2008 - 2014
Table 21 – Average SVoD streaming speed by ISP – April 2015
Table 22 – Terabytes of data downloaded by access technology (historic) – 2008 - 2014
Table 23 – Annual change in data downloaded by access technology – 2011 - 2014
Table 24 – Average data downloaded per subscriber (fixed-line and mobile) – 2013 - 2014
Table 25 – NBN fibre premises passed – 2013 - 2014
Table 26 – NBN fibre premises activated – 2013 - 2014
Table 27 – Number of ISPs by size in the Australian market – 2008 - 2014
Table 28 – Number of ISPs – 2001 - 2014
Table 29 – Internet subscribers by key providers – 2013 - 2014
Table 30 – Household take-up of VoIP and MoIP services– 2010 - 2014
Table 31 – Top ten OECD countries by wireless broadband subscriptions – 2012 - 2014
Table 32 – Wholesale DSL pricing, per month per user – 2013 – 2014
Table 33 – Number of infrastructure providers by number of ADSL-enabled exchanges – 2007 - 2008; 2010 - 2011
Table 34 – DSL broadband subscribers –2008 – 2015
Table 35 – DSL subscribers and availability by state/territory – 2013
Table 36 – DSL premises affected by distance from exchange – 2013
Table 37 – Number of DSLAMs by major providers – 2009 – 2012; 2014
Table 38 – Total number of DSLAMs – 2006 - 2014
Table 39 – Number of ADSL and ADSL2+-enabled exchanges – 2013 - 2014
Table 40 – Fibre Access Broadband (FAB) exchanges – Dec 2014
Table 41 – Top Hat enabled exchanges – 2011 - 2013
Table 42 – Broadband DSL retail subscribers by major provider – 2011 - 2014
Table 43 – Total business and residential broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2014
Table 44 – Telstra broadband subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2014
Table 45 – Cable broadband subscribers by major operator and annual change – 2002 - 2014
Table 46 – Cable subscribers versus other broadband technologies – 2009 - 2014
"Table 47 – Optus financial data – 2011 - 2015
Table 48 – Optus financial data – 2011 – 2015
Table 49 – Optus financial data by sector – 2009 - 2015
Table 50 – Optus on-net broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 51 – Business, government and household dial-up subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 52 – Business, government and household broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 53 – Business, government and household total internet subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 54 – Business uptake of broadband by access type – 2010 - 2014
Table 55 – SME online trends – websites versus social media – 2010 - 2014
Table 56 – Historic - SME computer equipment ownership trends – 1999 - 2004
Table 57 – SME computer equipment ownership trends – 2005 - 2014
Table 58 – Computer hardware expenditure – SMEs and medium businesses – 2001 - 2014
Table 59 – Business trends in internet connections – 1998 - 2014
Table 60 – SMEs internet access methods, by technology – 2010 - 2014
Table 61 – Top uses of the internet by SMEs – 2010 - 2014
Table 62 – Business focus on digital engagement – 2014 - 2016
Table 63 – Expectations of customer e-payments – 2011 - 2012; 2015-17
Table 64 – Priorities driving business investments – 2014
Table 65 – Areas of future business investments – 2014 - 2016
Table 66 – Estimated telco product mix of business customer spend – 2014
Table 67 – Estimated business and government market spending – 2013
Table 68 – Revenue mix – total spend of telecoms – SME market – 2015
Table 69 – Revenue mix – total spend of telecoms – residential market – 2014
Table 70 – Historic - Total households versus internet enabled households – 1999 - 2004
Table 71 – Total households versus internet enabled households – 2005 - 2014
Table 72 – Broadband component of internet enabled households – 2005 - 2015
Table 73 – Proportion of internet households with children – 2005 - 2009; 2010 - 2013
Table 74 – Internet access households with children – 2005 - 2009; 2010 - 2013
Table 75 – Fixed-line broadband data usage by users – 2008 - 2014
Table 76 – Household/individual broadband connections – 2012 - 2014
Table 77 – Historic - Dial-up and broadband internet subscribers – 2003 - 2004
Table 78 – Dial-up and broadband internet subscribers – 2005 - 2014
Table 79 – Computerisation in the home – 2014
Table 80 – Proportion of the population using social networking sites – 2011 - 2015
Table 81 – Social network site users – 2012 - 2015
Table 82 – Top 5 online applications – 2013 - 2014
Table 83 – Use of internet applications – 2009 - 2014
Table 84 – New complaints to the TIO per 10,000 services in operation – 2013 - 2014
Table 85 – Total new complaints to the TIO – 2006 - 2014
Table 86 – Number of investigations by the TIO, by levels – 2009 - 2014
Table 87 – Homes connected to fibre – 2005 - 2010
Table 88 – NBN Cost per Premises – 2014

List of Chart


Chart 1 – Total broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2016
Chart 2 – Overview of broadband access revenues by major provider – 2005 - 2014
Chart 3 – Overview of annual change in broadband access revenues by major provider – 2006 - 2014
Chart 4 – Overview of market share of broadband access revenues by major provider – 2005 - 2014
Chart 5 – Overview of fixed broadband ARPUs – 2006 - 2015
Chart 6 – Proportion of internet subscribers by download speed – 2009 – 2014
Chart 7 – Internet subscribers by download speed – 2008 – 2014
Chart 8 – Terabytes of data downloaded by access technology (historic) – 2008 – 2014
Chart 9 – Overview of number of DSLAMs by top six providers – 2008 – 2012; 2014
Chart 10 – Overview of total business and residential broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2014
Chart 11 – Overview of cable broadband subscribers by operator and annual change – 2002 - 2014
Chart 12 – Overview of cable subscribers versus other broadband technologies – 2009 – 2014
Chart 13 – Business uptake of broadband by access type – 2010 – 2014
Chart 14 – Overview of SME computer equipment ownership trends by type – 2005 - 2014
Chart 15 – Overview of SME versus medium-sized business computer expenditure – 2005 - 2014
Chart 16 – Overview of households with internet access – 2004 - 2014
Chart 17 – Overview of the decline in dial-up subscriptions – 2004 - 2014
Chart 18 – Overview of new complaints to the TIO – 2006 - 2014
Chart 19 – Overview of consumer and SME complaints by level – 2009 - 2014

Exhibit 1 - Unbundled Local Loop Bitstream
Exhibit 2 – HFC network status
Exhibit 3 – Overview of the TIO complaint handling proces

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