Fixed Location Services
Competitors slowly gaining
Telstra has released the latest Snapshot information of its Customer Access Network (CAN) with their numbers decreasing across the board. In the first quarter of 2009 the total number of fixed services in Australia dropping by almost 60,000, the number of Telstra wholesale and retail ADSL customers dropped, Other Telstra DSL numbers dropped, meanwhile ULL and SSS connections for competitiors continue to rise.
Telstra voice only still dominating the market with almost 6.3 million (or 62.59%) of lines consisting of voice only. In terms of DSL access however the competitors are gaining. The number of Telstra wholesale and retail connections dropped by more than 40,000. The release fails to breakdown how many of the Telstra Wholesale and Retail customers are forced to use the product due to their line not supporting SSS or ULL.
In the same time ULL and SSS connections increased by a total of 74,602.
Snapshot Stats from Dec 31 2008
Total Fixed Lines
As at December 31st 2008, there are a total of 10.1 million fixed lines across the nation. 67.38% of those are listed as Band 2 (Metro).
Delving into the services that are in use, 62.7% of Services In Operation (SIO) have a Telstra voice service only. This highlights that there is still plenty of room for growth in Broadband.
The Exchange Density pages show the number of providers at each Exchange. Numbers from the ACCC quote that 4,532 of the toal 5,069 exchanges (or 89.4%) have no SSS/ULL providers.
What it all means?
Well to the average joe blogs on the street, nothing much. To the fellow geeks out there, around 10 million active lines, and only 1.1 million on ULL/SSS.