5801 Wired Telecommunications Network Operation

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Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Reference period
2006 (Revision 2.0)

5801 Wired Telecommunications Network Operation

This class consists of units mainly engaged in operating, maintaining or providing access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video using wired telecommunications networks. Units operate fixed (wired) telecommunications infrastructure, but may also utilise other types of technologies in order to deliver services.

Primary activities

  • International telephone network operation (wired)
  • Local telephone network operation (wired)
  • Long distance telephone network operation (wired)
  • Telecommunications network operation (wired)
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Provision (Wired telecommunication-based)


Units mainly engaged in

  • operating and maintaining switching and transmission facilities that provide omni-directional or point-to point communications via wireless telecommunication networks are included in Class 5802 Other Telecommunications Network Operation;
  • reselling telecommunications without operating a network are included in Class 5809 Other Telecommunications Services;
  • producing and broadcasting television programs for pay or subscription television networks or stations are included in Class 5622 Cable and Other Subscription Broadcasting;
  • publishing telephone directories are included in Class 5414 Directory and Mailing List Publishing; and
  • maintaining and installing telecommunications infrastructure are included in Class 3109 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction.
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