The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published its quarterly National Broadband Network (NBN) Wholesale Market Indicators Report for the period ending 30 September 2016. nbn, the company overseeing the NBN project, is now supplying a total of 1.389 million wholesale broadband accesses, up by around a 250,000 quarter-on-quarter, with the most popular speed tier said to be the company’s 25Mbps/5Mbps down/up option. Telstra, Optus, TPG and Vocus were reportedly the top four acquirers of NBN access services at the end of September 2016, with fixed line incumbent Telstra the largest of those on a national basis, having a wholesale market share of 49.7%.
Commenting on the report, ACCC chairman Rod Sims noted: ‘Telstra’s market share of NBN access services in metropolitan areas is 43%, 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% in some areas, Telstra’s market share of wholesale NBN access services is around 55%.’
Looking ahead, the ACCC has confirmed that NBN access services offered via HFC and satellite will be reported for the first time in the next quarterly publication.