Whereas the variety of Australian subscribers on each broadband and cellular connections rises steadily by single digits, the quantity of information downloaded continues to extend by an order of magnitude extra.
In its remaining Internet Activity report earlier than the Australian Competitors and Client Fee (ACCC) takes over, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) stated information downloaded over cellular handsets had elevated from 175 petabytes within the three months to June 2017 to 247 petabytes within the three months to June 2018, a 41 p.c rise.
Throughout the identical time period, information on fixed-line broadband grew by 28 p.c to three.7 exabytes by June 2018. This implies cellular handset information accounts for a mere 6.6 p.c of that utilized by mounted line.
In April 2015, cellular handset information made up 4 percent of whole information downloaded.
In the meantime, information over wi-fi connections — which incorporates satellite tv for pc, fixed-wireless, cellular dongles, and pill SIM playing cards — grew by 48 p.c to 123 petabytes as of June 2018.
The ABS additionally referred to as out the shifting make-up of Australian broadband expertise, with 1,000,000 DSL customers disappearing within the 12 months to June 2018, and fibre seeing an additional 1.5 million customers to three.6 million. Cellular wi-fi noticed an additional 450,000 connections, whereas hybrid fibre-coaxial cable connections dropped by 73,000 over the identical time interval.
Total, virtually 1 million extra broadband connections the place added throughout the nation, rising by three.6 p.c to 14.7 million in whole.
For cellular handsets, the variety of subscribers grew by 1.1 p.c to 27 million.
The ABS Web Exercise report was previously run twice a 12 months, and covers web subscribers as on the finish of June and December, capturing a snapshot of the obtain exercise within the three months from April to June, and once more from October to December.
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