Australia Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

"Australia: Country Intelligence Report," a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Australia today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2024. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV segments, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Total telecom and pay-TV service revenues in Australia will decline from $21.8 billion in 2019 to $20.3 billion in 2020, due to subscription losses and discounts on communication services provided by the operators during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we expect the overall telecom revenues will recover from 2021 and will reach $24.0 billion by 2024, indicating a CAGR of 1.9% over 2019-2024, supported by increasing revenues from mobile data and fixed broadband segments.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following –

– Demographic and macroeconomic context in Australia.

– The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.

– Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.

– The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.

– Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.

– Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


– Overall telecom service revenue in Australia will grow at a CAGR of 1.9% over 2019-2024.

– Mobile data service revenue will grow at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2019-2024 driven by increasing data ARPS, growing consumption of mobile data services and growth in mobile Internet subscriptions.

– The top three mobile operators, Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA), accounted for 90.7% share of overall mobile subscriptions in 2019.

Reasons to buy

– This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Australia’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.

– Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Australia’s mobile communications, fixed telephony and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.

– With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

– The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Australia’s telecommunications markets.

– The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Australia.

Companies mentioned



Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)


TPG Telecom




Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Market highlights

Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

Demographic and macroeconomic context

Regulatory context

Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook

Total telecom service revenue

Mobile services market

Fixed services market

Pay-TV services market

Competitive landscape and company snapshots

Competitive landscape



Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)

Additional resources

Baseline forecast assumptions

Data tables


Research methodology

Country Intelligence Report coverage

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