8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, December 2015 Quality Declaration 
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VOLUME OF DATA DOWNLOADED


The total volume of data downloaded in the three months ended 31 December 2015 was 1.71 million Terabytes (or 1.7 Exabytes). This is a 23.5% increase in data downloads when compared with the three months ended 30 June 2015.

Data downloaded via fixed line broadband (1.67 million Terabytes) accounted for 98% of all internet downloads in the three months ended 31 December 2015.

From December 2014 to December 2015, the volume of data downloaded by fixed line broadband showed a 50.4% increase.


Volume of data downloaded by type of access connection, for ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers

Dec 2014
Jun 2015
Dec 2015
TB
TB
TB

Broadband
Fixed line(a)
1 112 379
1 349 975
1 673 123
Wireless(b)
34 339
38 673
41 757
Total Broadband
1 146 718
1 388 648
1 714 880
Total volume of data downloaded(c)
1 146 743
1 388 697
1 714 922

(a) Fixed line includes DSL, cable, fibre to the premises and other fixed line broadband.
(b) Wireless includes satellite, fixed wireless, mobile wireless via a datacard, dongle, USB modem or tablet SIM card and other wireless broadband. Excludes data downloaded via mobile handsets which is reported in the mobile handset section.
(c) Dial-up volume is not shown separately, but is included in the total.


The following graph shows the number of internet subscribers and the volume of data downloaded for the reporting periods between December 2007 and December 2015.