Analysis of the tower markets in Australia and New Zealand
MNO competitive dynamics, 4G rollout, and broadband coverage extension priorities could combine to create opportunities for towercos
As the world’s sixth largest country, Australia has a total area of roughly 7.7mn km2 but a population of just 23.2mn, with most concentrated in coastal cities and towns such as Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Victoria. Mobile phone penetration has reached 90%, of which 17% use only mobile for their connectivity for both voice and data. New Zealand is much smaller in size, at 268,021 km2 and a population of roughly 4.75mn, with mobile phone penetration at 110%. With infrastructure sharing building momentum, industry stakeholders explored both the challenges and opportunities in both countries at TowerXchange’s 3rd Annual Meetup Asia in December 2016.