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Australia Telecoms Industry Statistics and Forecasts 2018-2023: Telco Market Grows Slowly With Mobile Broadband Driving Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 27, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 27, 2018--The “Australia - Telecoms Industry - Statistics and Forecasts” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report provides statistics on revenue and market forecasts as well as analyses for the Australian telecommunications market by major providers and according to telecommunications service. The telecoms service market is segmented according to the major providers Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, as well by second-tier market providers including Vocus-M2, TPG and Macquarie Telecom.

Mobile broadband and Fibre-to-the Node (FttN) are driving the Australian telco market. While fixed-line telephony traffic and revenue are declining, the mobile broadband market is growing steadily. Fixed-line broadband on the copper network is also declining as fibre and fixed-wireless broadband services become more widely available, through the NBN’s multi-technology architecture, with its emphasis on VDSL with Fibre-to-the Node (FttN). In time, much of the voice traffic will be data packet via technologies such as Voice over Long-term Evolution (VoLTE).

The release of spectrum for LTE mobile broadband use, as well as increased uptake by consumers and businesses, is helping to offset the decline in revenue from fixed-line services, although as user uptake increases so will the amount of bandwidth consumed.

Other sources of revenue for the major telcos include broadband, data and IP access, business services and applications, cloud computing and other telco services. New revenue streams from fibre and cloud computing in particular are assisting the telcos to compensate for losses from revenues from traditional revenue streams.

Revenue for mobile operators in recent years has been characterised by the continuing take up of services based on LTE technology, and to the rising proportion of mobile data to overall revenue.

By 2018, competition among operators is having a braking effect on ARPU; however, ARPU growth from mobile data services going forward is offsetting declines in voice ARPU. Pricing competition and market saturation is eroding voice revenue, while the continued substitution of cheaper OTT services for mobile SMS messages and the SMS is also eroding SMS revenue.

For all operators, price competition combined with a focus on managing their mobile businesses as they adapt to new technologies being brought into play have led to considerable pressure in recent years.

The second-tier market continues to grow strongly although this has eased off to some degree during 2018. Developments in this market have been dominated by industry consolidation a process that is set to continue over coming years, in particular from Vocus and TPG, both of which continue to grow through increased scale via mergers and acquisitions.

Key Developments

The mobile broadband market is predicted to grow steadily over the next five years to 2023. Fixed-line DSL broadband is declining as fibre and fixed-wireless broadband services become more widely available. The second-tier market continues to grow strongly although eased off to some degree during 2018. Competition among operators is having a braking effect on ARPU. Very slow mobile subscriber growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023. All three Australian mobile operators are now investing billions of dollars in their networks annually.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Overall Telecoms Industry

1.1 Total telco market by major service

1.2 Total telco market by major provider

1.3 2nd-Tier telcos

1.4 Fixed line statistics

2. Mobile Subscribers, Revenues and Forecasts

2.1 Mobile subscriber statistics

2.1.1 Total mobile subscribers and market forecast

2.1.2 Mobile operator - subscriber market shares and growth

2.1.3 Prepaid and postpaid subscribers by operator

2.1.4 2G, 3G and 4G subscribers

2.1.5 Wholesale market

2.1.6 International comparisons

2.2 Mobile services revenues, forecast and market analysis

2.3 Operator revenue statistics overview

2.3.1 Revenue by major operator

2.3.2 Revenue market share and trends by operator

2.3.3 Revenue trends by service

2.4 Average revenue per user (ARPU)

2.4.1 Overview of ARPU

2.4.2 Blended ARPU

2.4.3 Prepaid and postpaid ARPU

3. Mobile Broadband

3.1 Mobile broadband statistics

4. Smartphones, Tablets and Handset Market

4.1 Smartphone usage statistics

4.2 Smartphone and tablet shipments

4.3 Handset supplier market shares

4.4 Tablets

4.5 Device statistics

5. Fixed Broadband Market

5.1 Fixed broadband - subscriber statistics and forecasts

5.1.1 Total market statistics

5.1.2 Market share statistics by platform

5.1.3 Market share statistics by provider

5.1.4 Internet usage trends

5.1.5 Household usage survey - 2018

5.1.6 Fixed broadband subscriber Forecast

5.2 Other broadband statistics

5.2.1 Broadband speeds

5.2.2 Broadband traffic

5.3 Australian business broadband market

5.4 DSL infrastructure

6. National Broadband Network

6.1 NBN market statistics

6.1.1 Revenue statistics

6.1.2 Subscriptions

6.1.3 Broadband market share by provider

6.1.4 FTTP Statistics

7. Pay TV and Free-to-Air TV

7.1 Pay TV

7.1.1 Subscriber statistics

7.1.2 Consumer penetration statistics

7.1.3 Usage statistics

7.1.4 Revenue statistics

7.1.5 Advertising revenue

7.1.6 ARPU and churn statistics

7.2 Free-to-Air usage statistics - 2017 - 2018

8. Video Streaming

Companies Mentioned

3 iiNet Macquarie Telecom Optus Telstra TPG VHA Vocus Vodafone

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KEYWORD: AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS

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