Internet subscribers in Australia passes the 12 million mark as broadband demand surges

There were over 12 million internet subscribers (excluding mobile handset subscribers) as at 30 June 2012, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This is an increase of 440,000 (4%) in six months and over 10% annual growth.Of these, 5.9 million subscribers were using mobile wireless connections while 4.6 million were using DSL.Three-quarters of these connections were in the advertised download speed ranges of between 1.5Mbps – 24Mbps. The number of connections at the top end of the speed ranges (24Mbps – 100Mbps and 100Mbps or more) grew by 20% and 34% respectively, since December 2011, accounting for 1.5 million subscribers.The amount of data downloaded via the internet (excluding mobile handsets) in the three months ending 30 June 2012 was 414,537 TB, a 20% increase since December.At the end of June 2012, there were 16.2 million mobile handset subscribers in Australia. This represents an increase of nearly 7% over six months. The volume of data downloaded, via mobile handsets, over the three months ending 30 June 2012, was 6,610 TB, an increase of 32% from December 2011.This ABS news release was sourced from: Release1Jun 2012
Also see:Broadband demand surges: ABS [AAP]
Demand for broadband continues to surge in Australia, with the bulk of downloads on fixed-line services, official data shows.The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its latest volume of data downloaded report for the three months to June 2012 on Tuesday. show surge in mobile downloads
New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show a significant increase in mobile data downloads.The figures show about 6 million Australians use mobile wireless connections – an increase of nearly 7 per cent in six months.In the three months between April and June, mobile users downloaded 6,610 terabytes of data.That amounts to a 32 per cent increase in mobile downloads compared to the three months to the end of last year.The ABS figures, based on estimates from internet providers, indicate the increase in the same period on computer downloads was 20 per cent. download grows with phone addiction
If you have noticed more people than ever are wandering around distracted, noses buried in a smartphone, you are right.Australians’ intensifying addiction to phones as an internet source has been underlined by statistics showing the amount of data downloaded skyrocketed by a third in just six months. downloads up 50pc in a year [AAP]
Australian downloads have surged more than 50 per cent in a year, according to a report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.The bureau yesterday released its latest volume of data downloaded report for the three months to June 2012 on Tuesday.

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