Australia Colocation Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Colocation Model (Retail Colocation, Wholesale Colocation), And By End User Industry (Banking And Financial Services, Manufacturing, Communication And Technology, Healthcare, Energy, Education, Government, Media And Entertainment, Others) - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Dec 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610164
  • Pages : 76

The Australian colocation market is projected to witness a compounded annual growth rate of 12.78% to grow to US$4,321.433 million by 2027, from US$1,861.546 million in 2020.

This growth is attributed to the increasing number of data centers, favorable regulation coupled with good infrastructural facilities, and the high internet penetration rate in the country. The market is being exacerbated by the expanding effects of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the increasing adoption of online modes of shopping, virtual entertainment, learning, and others, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

High urbanization in the country is a prime factor contributing to the increasing use of data centers. According to the World Bank, in 2021, 86% of the population lives in urban development, which is about 22.23 million individuals. Further, over 90% of the total population had access to the internet in 2020. Data centers are a growingly desirable asset class with promising signs of future expansion in Australia. Moreover, the increasing penetration of 5G internet networks coupled with the rising adoption of industry 4.0 is expected to rise in the coming years.

Australia, being a developed nation, has a significantly high internet penetration rate. According to the World Bank, in 2020 about 90% of the population in the country had access to the internet, including rural and urban. Propelling the use of the internet has increased the rate of online transactions, be it for online shopping, e-learning, or any other day-to-day activity.  Further, a notable penetration rate of 5G the in the country will be boosting the colocation services throughout the forecast period.

Moreover, stringent cyber security and data privacy laws ensure the safety of the data. According to the World Bank, there are 39,794.43 secured internet servers per 1 million in Australia in 2020. This was only 1,402.79 servers in 2010. This can be seen in the graph shown below. A high number of secured internet servers ensures the high infrastructural facilities to ensure consistent and secure internet penetration in the region.

Government initiatives in this sector are expected to propel market development. The Australian Government, in December 2020, declared the rollout and the initial build phase of NBN (National Broadband Network) as completed. With its completion, NBN Co will be enabled to focus on efficiently operating the network, including efficient investments as required. This coupled with the development and emergence of 5G is further expected to drive the number of internet and mobile phone users in the country. This is expected to drive data volumes to larger extents, thus augmenting the growth of the market in the country.

Moreover, the significant share of this segment can be attributed to the increased number of mobile phone and internet users and the continuous development of high-tech applications and software in the industry. This is expected to lead to the rise of unstructured data and consequently result in the growth of data center colocation in the country which is projected to propel growth for the market.  The graph below shows the percentage of individuals using internet services in Australia from 2011 to 2020.

The Capex (capital expenditure) investments in the country are also expected to boost the telecommunications industry which has been projected to propel growth for the colocation market. The capital expenditure from telecommunications operators came at an all-time high between 2017 to 2019 owing to the investments of NBN in upgrading the fixed broadband infrastructure of Australia.

Key Developments

  • 2021: NBN has expected a robust capex spend from 2021 and will be required to regularly invest in the HFC and fixed wireless to increase the capacity and accommodate more consumers and higher data usage, which is expected to propel growth for the colocation market owing to the increased amount of data.

Australia Colocation Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$1,861.546 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$4,321.433 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 12.78% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Colocation Model, And End-User Industry
 Companies Covered Telstra Corporation Limited, Nextdc Ltd., Fluccs - The Australian Cloud Pty Ltd, Equinix Australia Pty Ltd., Over The Wire Pty. Ltd., Exetel Pty Ltd, Interactive Pty Ltd
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Colocation Model
    • Retail Colocation
    • Wholesale Colocation
  • By End-User Industry
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Manufacturing
    • Communication and Technology
    • Healthcare
    • Energy
    • Education
    • Government
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Retail Colocation

5.3. Wholesale Colocation



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Banking and Financial Services

6.3. Manufacturing

6.4. Communication and Technology

6.5. Healthcare

6.6. Energy

6.7. Education

6.8. Government

6.9. Media and Entertainment

6.10. Others



7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



8.1. Telstra Corporation Limited

8.2. Nextdc Ltd.

8.3. Fluccs - The Australian Cloud Pty Ltd

8.4. Equinix Australia Pty Ltd.

8.5. Over The Wire Pty. Ltd.

8.6.  Exetel Pty Ltd

8.7. Interactive Pty Ltd

Telstra Corporation Limited

Nextdc Ltd.

Fluccs - The Australian Cloud Pty Ltd

Equinix Australia Pty Ltd.

Over The Wire Pty. Ltd.

Exetel Pty Ltd

Interactive Pty Ltd

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