Feeds

Oz service provider consolidation speeds up

Honey I shrunk the ISPs

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

iiNet, Australia’s third biggest ISP, claims it is in pole position to take advantage of the market consolidation that will occur in the lead up to the launch of the National Broadband Network.

According to iiNet’s internal market analysis, consolidation in the sector has accelerated with the four largest providers now accounting for 83 per cent of the fixed broadband market in Australia.

Its stats reveal that in a six-month period the Australian ISP market contracted from some 500 ISPs in June 2009 to 300 in December 2010.

As of June 2010 the Australian Communication and Media Authority's 2009-10 telecoms report stated that there were 444 broadband DSL operators.

iiNet has been doing its best to help shrink the numbers, buying its way through to a chunkier market share over the last 18 months.

Most recently iiNet snapped up Telecom NZ-owned AAPT's consumer arm for AUS$60 million adding 113,000 subscribers. Prior to that it had acquired business focused ISP Netspace for $40m.

iiNet MD Michael Malone said the company will be one of only a few ISPs to fully benefit from the NBN rollout.

“Perhaps half of the premises in Australia have been denied access to true broadband competition, but the NBN changes all that. Not only do we double the available market for our services, but the proposed NBN pricing looks attractive for both iiNet and our customers,” he said.

“As a big player at the forefront of product innovation and customer service, iiNet is best placed to reap the benefits of the NBN world.” ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.