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The State of Broadband Infrastructure in Australia

The State of Broadband Infrastructure in Australia – February 2008

This publication comes in the form of a report and/or a presentation pack, which analyses the relationship between new regional broadband initiatives (such as OPEL and Telstra’s NextG) and existing telecommunications infrastructure. It identifies a large overlap between the government funded OPEL network and existing wireless broadband investments.

Many of the companies now offering fixed wireless broadband have focused on regional deployments, and are therefore likely to find themselves in competition with the OPEL WiMAX rollout. On the other hand, the existence of a wholesaler with a broad regional presence will create new opportunities for retailers to launch widespread regional services.

The State of Broadband Infrastructure in Australia examines:

  • Existing DSL and fixed wireless broadband networks infrastructure by population, number of DSL owners, and technology speeds using heat maps
  • Proposed OPEL ADSL2+ and WiMAX network infrastructure
  • Proposed expansion to Telstra’s DSLAM network funded by the Australian Broadband Guarantee

The research report is delivered in Print and Search enabled Adobe PDF format.

 

Table of Contents

Report License
Executive Summary

1. Introduction

1.1. Methodological Considerations

1.1.1. Analysis Techniques

1.2. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) Networks

1.3. Copyright Acknowledgements

2. Australian Broadband in 2007

2.1. Methodology

2.2. Radius, Loop Length and Radio Propagation

2.3. Population Distribution

2.4. DSL Availability and Coverage

2.5. Fixed Wireless Broadband Availability and Coverage

2.6. NextG

3. New Broadband Rollouts

3.1. Introduction

3.2. OPEL Coverage

3.3. OPEL Overlap with Existing Fixed Wireless Broadband

3.4. Expanded Telstra ADSL Coverage

4. Composite View of Broadband Infrastructure

 

List of Tables

Table 1. – DSL Infrastructure Ownership in Australia

Table 2. – DSL Coverage by Top Advertised Plan Speed

Table 3. – Fixed Wireless Broadband Coverage by Top Advertised Download Speed

Table 4. – Telstra NextG Population Coverage

Table 5. – OPEL Network Coverage

Table 6. – OPEL ADSL2+ Overlap with Existing ADSL Services

Table 7. – OPEL Network ADSL2+ and WiMAX Overlap

Table 8. – OPEL WiMAX Overlap with Existing Fixed Wireless Broadband

Table 9. – New Telstra DSLAMs Funded by the Australian Broadband Guarantee: Population Impact

 

Table of Figures

Figure 1. – Census Collection District and Telstra Exchange Service Area: Example Boundary Overlap (Darwin)

Figure 2. – Radius Versus Loop Length

Figure 3. – Australian Population Concentration

Figure 4. – Heat Map: DSL Competition in Australia

Figure 5. – Heat Map: Speed of ADSL Service in Australian Census Collection Districts

Figure 6. – Heat Map: Fixed Wireless Broadband Service Availability by Top Download Speed in Australian Census Collection Districts

Figure 7. – Heat Map: NextG Network Coverage by Census Collection District

Figure 8. – Existing Broadband Infrastructure (Late 2007) Superimposed with Population Distribution

Figure 9. – OPEL’s Planned Rollout Superimposed with Population Distribution and Other Existing Broadband Infrastructure

Figure 10. – OPEL: Addressable Population – ADSL2+ and WiMAX Identifiable Infrastructure

Figure 11. – OPEL: Addressable Households – ADSL2+ and WiMAX Identifiable Infrastructure

Figure 12. – An Illustration of OPEL WiMAX Reach with 7.5 km and 20 km Coverage Radii

Figure 13. – New Telstra DSLAMs Funded by the Australian Broadband Guarantee

Figure 14. – Currently Planned DSL Rollouts (Excluding Telstra and OPEL)

Figure 15. – Composite View of Existing and Planned Broadband Infrastructure

The State of Broadband Infrastructure in Australia: Presentation-Style Report

1. Consumer Desire + Application Bandwidth Needs

1.1 Broadband Consumer Applications

1.2 Today: The Need for Speed + Symmetry

1.3. 2008-2012 The Need for Even Higher Speeds

1.4. Today (Scientific-Medical): 2018 Everyone? The Need for Really High Speed!

1.5. Time Series: Internet Downloads

1.6. Policy Implications

2. Broadband Infrastructure

2.1. Telecommunications Infrastructure

2.2. Where the People Are (Map)

2.3. Australia’s Broadband Networks by Population (Excluding Telstra) (Map)

2.4. Australia’s Broadband Networks by Population (Including Telstra) (Map)

2.5. Census Collection District Heat Map: DSL by Number of Owners (Map)

2.6. Census Collection District Heat Map: DSL by Technology Speed (Map)

2.7. WiMAX and Fixed Wireless Broadband (Excluding OPEL) (Map)

2.8. Census Collection District Heat Map: Fixed Wireless by Speed (Map)

3. What About OPEL?

3.1. OPEL Infrastructure (Map)

3.2. OPEL WiMax: A Closer Look (1) (Map)

3.3. OPEL WiMax: A Closer Look (2) (Map)

3.4. Impact on Coverage

3.5. Australia’s Broadband Networks Including OPEL (Map)

3.6. OPEL: Overlap with Other Broadband Infrastructure – Population Impact

3.7. OPEL: Overlap with Other Broadband Infrastructure – Households Impact

4. What About Telstra’s New DSL Rollout and NextG?

4.1. New Telstra DSLAMs Funded by the Australian Broadband Guarantee (Map)

4.2. Overlap with FWB (Excluding OPEL) (Map)

4.3. Overlap with “Everything Else” (Map)

4.4. And Then There’s 3G

4.5. 3G Sites in Australia (Map)

4.6. Census Collection District Heat Map: NextG Sites in Australia (Map)

5. What About Other Planned DSL Rollout?

5.1. Currently Planned DSL Rollouts (Excluding Telstra and OPEL) (Map)

5.2. Composite View of Existing and Planned Broadband Infrastructure (Map)

6. A Closer Look at Competition + Backbone Transmission Networks

6.1. Australia’s Broadband Networks: Today (Excluding Telstra) (Map)

6.2. Backhaul: Competitive Microwave (Map)

6.3. Backhaul: Microwave (Including Telstra) (Map)

6.4. More Policy Implications

 

The Presentation Pack is delivered in Print and Search enabled Adobe PDF format.

Report Pricing

Report Description Price Ex GST GST Total
1 The State of Broadband Infrastructure in Australia Presentation-style Report $5,000.00 $500.00 $5,500.00
2 The State of Broadband Infrastructure in Australia Presentation Pack $5,000.00 $500.00 $5,500.00
3 Combination of both: The State of Broadband Infrastructure in Australia Presentation-style Report and Presentation Pack $7,500.00 $750.00 $8,250.00
4 Individual Maps [PDF format] $500.00 $50.00 $550.00

 

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