Australian Telco Breakfast Roundtable

Background

  • On 19 February 2018, Venture Insights conducted a telco industry breakfast roundtable (in Melbourne and Sydney) to discuss the following five key topics for 2019. The consensus view was that these topics are both inter-related and very dependent on government decisions and future policy. In that regard, Australia is seen as unique to the extent to which government policy has determined market structure in the telco industry.

Five key discussion topics for 2019

  • Will 5G leadership lead to market share gain and ARPU increases?

  • Will 2019 be the year of take-off for fixed wireless broadband substitution?

  • Will there be consolidation in the IoT market in 2019?

  • Will the Government announce its NBN sale strategy in 2019?

  • What will be the outcome of the proposed TPG – VHA merger?.

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TPG's merger strategy must focus on potential merger undertakings if it is to swing the ACCCs concerns

TPG's merger strategy must focus on potential merger undertakings if it is to swing the ACCCs concerns

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Netcomm Wireless: From modems to m2m to fixed wireless and 5G

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In the past six years, NetComm Wireless has transformed itself from internet modem manufacturer to a leading telco equipment supplier in a range of complex wireless and fixed line technologies to Tier 1 telcos across the world. With 5G just around the corner, NetComm is investing heavily to leverage its experience in fixed wireless and position itself as a leading supplier of fixed wireless technology to major telcos across the world.