[LINK] RFI: Australian ISP Failure / Turnover
Thu, 17 Oct 2002 12:18:13 +1000
While the process would be painfully slow, you may want to compare the
Cynosure list with TIO membership (which is searchable).
And also very, very painfully slow would be to run through
currently-operating ISPs, and check their dates of incorporation at ASIC ...
this, at least, would tell you the longevity of the current crop.
Accurate lists are, regrettably, hard to maintain in this space!
Consolidation is predicted, and has been for years. However, it only really
happens in the upper layers of the ISP market ... down at the retail space,
they're like mayflies.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Clarke [mailto:Roger.Clarke@xamax.com.au]
> Sent: Thursday, 17 October 2002 10:48
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [LINK] RFI: Australian ISP Failure / Turnover
> I'm reviewing a paper that asserts that "many smaller ISPs have gone
> bankrupt". It's clear that *some* have, and that some have been
> taken over by others, in some cases saving them from closure and
> possible bankruptcy.
> But the expected (by some) consolidation seems not to have occurred,
> or occurred yet; or new ISPs have arisen to replace many of those
> that have departed.
> I've had a quick look at Kim Davies' brilliant directory at:
> But it doesn't tell me much about change in the market over the years
> since the emergence of ISPs in 1989/91, or their explosion in the
> early 1990s. For example, what proportion of ISPs operating at t1
> are still visible 1 year later, 3 years later, 5 years later? (Yes,
> name changes alone make this difficult research to do).
> Thanks for any leads on studies in this area!
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