AMTA's Chris Althaus at CommsDay Summit 2014

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AMTA's Chris Althaus at CommsDay Summit 2014

  1. 1. CommsDay Summit April 2014
  2. 2. Innovation Investment Infrastructure The mobile industry focus in the coming years will be on; • Personal data • Connected living • Digital commerce • Networks To realise the necessary developments in these areas … “huge investments of $1.7 trillion need to be done from now until 2020.” Jon Fredrik Baksaas CEO Telenor and Chairman GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014
  3. 3. Capital Expenditure
  4. 4. Global Connections
  5. 5. Mobile Data Traffic
  6. 6. MNO Revenues
  7. 7. What do we do all day ?
  8. 8. Productivity & Mobile Broadband • Without mobile broadband Australian economy would be $33.8 billion smaller in 2013. This is equivalent to 2.28 per cent of Australia’s GDP • Australian households would have consumed $652 per person less in goods and services • Productivity growth from the mobile communications sector that led to an increase of $7.3 billion in Australia’s economic activity (GDP) • Time savings for businesses as a result of mobile broadband use that led to a further $26.5 billion increase in Australia’s economic activity. • Mobile broadband increased the growth rate of the Australian economy by 0.28 per cent each year from 2007 to 2013. 2014 “The economic impacts of mobile broadband on the Australian economy 2006-2013” - ACMA
  9. 9. 3 P’s of Economic Growth • POPULATION • PARTICIPATION • PRODUCTIVITY
  10. 10. And the policy choices are? Choice 1: We could elect to do nothing now, and raise taxes in the future to cover budget deficits as they occur. Choice 2: An alternative approach would be to cut future government expenditure by around 5% GDP. Choice 3: We could run deficits and hence increase debt. Choice 4: The best approach is to look for ways to increase the size of the economy ……. The way to increase the size of the economy is to grow at a faster rate. The key ways to improve economic growth are through increases in labour force participation and productivity.
  11. 11. Productivity & Mobile Broadband Policy Implications Minimise regulatory burden – maximise opportunity Focus on infrastructure policy settings - eg “The allocation of spectrum will be one issue that could constrain or reduce the future economic value of mobile broadband.” 2014 “The economic impacts of mobile broadband on the Australian economy 2006-2013” - ACMA
  12. 12. 2013 Mobile Year in Review
  13. 13. Thank you

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