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The mobile broadband market is predicted to grow steadily over the next five years to 2024
[May 06, 2020]

The mobile broadband market is predicted to grow steadily over the next five years to 2024


Sydney, May 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just released, this edition of Paul Budde Communication’s focus report on Australia outlines the major developments and key aspects in the telecoms markets.

Read the full report: https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Australia-Telecoms-Industry-Revenue-Statistics-and-Forecasts

Synopsis

While fixed-line telephony traffic and revenue are declining, the mobile broadband market is growing steadily. Fixed-line broadband on the copper network are 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).

Penetration in the fixed line market in Australia has been declining at a significant and increasing rate over the past five years. A major reason for this is due to the dominance of the mobile segment and the growth of the mobile broadband segment. The market is predicted to further decline over the next five years to 2024 as both mobile and mobile broadband penetration continue to increase.

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 their losses from revenues from traditional revenue streams.

The second-tier market continues to grow strongly although eased off to some degree during 2019. Developments in this market have been dominated by industry consolidation a process that is set to continue over coming years, despite the temporary setback after the failed Vodafone and TPG merger.

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

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to vaious degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.



On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.


The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

  • The mobile broadband market is predicted to grow steadily over the next five years to 2024.
  • 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 2019.
  • Assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector.

Companied mentioned in this report include:

Vodafone, 3, VHA, Optus, Telstra, iiNet, TPG, Vocus, Macquarie Telecom

  • COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
    • Economic considerations and responses
    • Mobile devices
    • Subscribers
    • Infrastructure
  • Total Telco Market by Major Service
    • Market Overview and Analysis
  • Total Telco Market by Major Provider
    • Market Overview and Analysis
  • 2nd-Tier Telcos
    • Market Overview and Analysis
  • Fixed Line Statistics
  • Appendix – Historic data
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Total telecoms market, retail revenue and forecast – 2007 – 2023
  • Table 2 – Total telecoms market – retail revenue by service – 2007 – 2020
  • Table 3 –Total telecoms market – annual growth by service – 2008 – 2020
  • Table 4 –Total telecoms market – market share by service – 2007 – 2020
  • Table 5 – Total Telecoms Revenue by Major Provider / Category – 2014 – 2020
  • Table 6 – Total Telecoms Revenue Annual Growth by Major Provider / Category – 2015 – 2020
  • Table 7 – Total Telecoms Revenue Market Share by Major Provider / Category – 2014 – 2020
  • Table 8 –Second-tier telcos – total revenue and annual change – 2010 – 2020
  • Table 9 –Second-tier telcos – revenue ($million) by major provider – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 10 –Second-tier telcos – Revenue and Market Share by major provider – 2019
  • Table 11– Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 12 – Historic - Total telecoms market – retail revenue by service – 2001 – 2015
  • Table 13 – Historic - Total telecoms revenues by smaller operators, and total – 2005 – 2013
  • Table 14 – Historic - Total telecoms revenues by major providers – 2000 – 2013
  • Table 15 – Historic - Second-tier telcos – revenue by provider – 2010 – 2014
  • Table 16 – Historic - Second-tier telcos – revenue by provider (historic) – 2004 – 2007

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Total telecoms market – retail revenue ($ million) and forecast – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 2 – Total telecoms market – retail revenue ($ million) by service– 2007 – 2020
  • Chart 3 – Total telecoms market – market share by service – 2007 – 2020
  • Chart 4 – Total Telecoms Revenue ($ billion) by Major Provider / Category – 2014 – 2020
  • Chart 5 – Total Telecoms Revenue Market Share by Major Provider / Category – 2014 – 2020
  • Chart 6 – Second-tier telcos – total revenue ($ million) and annual change – 2010 – 2020
  • Chart 7– Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2009 – 2024

Read the full report: https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Australia-Telecoms-Industry-Revenue-Statistics-and-Forecasts

 

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