Mobile broadband services add billions to Australian economy, ACMA research shows

Australia’s love affair with mobile broadband services is leading to a significant bump in economic activity with new research from the communications watchdog showing that use of the services helped contribute $33.8 billion in the last year or more than 2 per cent of the nation’s total GDP.The new research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority found that productivity growth from the mobile communications sector contributed $7.3 billion in economic activity and another $26.5 billion worth of time savings for the nation’s businesses. see:Mobile broadband boosts economy by $33.8B [CIO]
The availability of mobile broadband services led to a $33.8 billion increase in economic activity in Australia last year, contributing 2.28 per cent to our total gross domestic product (GDP).This was a key finding of research commissioned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on the economic impacts of mobile broadband on the Australian economy from 2006 to 2013. The research was conducted by the Centre for International Economics.

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