A new report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found that nbn now supplys almost 1.4 million broadband wholesale access services.

The ACCC’s quarterly National Broadband Network Wholesale Market Indicators Report for the period ending 30 September 2016, details the size and structure of emerging wholesale access markets.

Key points from the report include:

  • nbn co is supplying 252,319 more broadband wholesale access services than the last reporting period, taking its total to 1,388,665
  • nbn co is contracted to supply 1,535 gigabits per second of aggregate network capacity (Connectivity Virtual Circuits), up from 1,235 gigabits per second
  • The most popular speed tier being acquired continues to be 25/5 Mbps
  • The top four acquirers of NBN access services are Telstra, the TPG Group, Optus, and Vocus. Telstra remains the largest acquirer of wholesale access services on a national basis, having a wholesale market share of 49.7 per cent

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said, “The report covers the number of NBN services in operation by access technology, such as FTTP, FTTB, FTTN, fixed wireless and interim satellite. It also covers these services by geographic region, speed tier, and the split between voice, business, and residential broadband.

“Telstra’s market share of NBN access services in metropolitan areas is 43 per cent, which is similar to its market share of traditional broadband technologies. In regional areas, where it has enjoyed much larger market shares, up to 90 per cent in some areas, Telstra’s market share of wholesale NBN access services is around 55 per cent.”

Hybrid fibre co-axial (HFC) and long-term satellite services will be reported for the first time in the next quarterly report in January 2017.

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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