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8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, Jun 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/09/2008   
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24/09/2008 Note: The data cube "Volume of data downloads by subscriber type, for ISPs with more than 10,000 active subscribers" was re-issued to correct an error in the volume of data downloaded for non dial-up subscribers, for the June quarter 2008. No other content were affected.

INTRODUCTION

  • The Internet Activity Survey (IAS) collects details on aspects of internet access services provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia.
  • This release contains results from all ISPs operating in Australia with more than 10,000 active subscribers as at 30 June 2008.
  • This is an electronic release of Internet Activity, Australia.
  • There is no publication release. More detailed and historical information is available in the accompanying datacubes.


HIGHLIGHTS
  • At the end of June quarter 2008, there were 7.23 million subscribers to the internet in Australia. This comprised 1.02 million business and government subscribers and 6.21 million household subscribers.
  • The number of non dial-up subscribers recorded at the end of June 2008 was 5.66 million, or 78% of all internet connections, compared with dial-up subscribers of 1.57 million.
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) continued to be the dominant access technology used for non dial-up subscribers, with 3.94 million, or almost 70% of all non dial-up subscribers. DSL connections continue to grow, with more than a 6% increase since December 2007.
  • Wireless technology increased nearly 90% in six months, with over 809,000 subscribers at the end of June 2008, compared with 433,000 subscribers at the end of December 2007.
  • Cable, satellite and other non dial-up technology connections have remained fairly stable.
  • Connections with download speeds of 1.5Mbps or greater increased to 3.10 million or 43% of all subscribers, compared to 2.47 million or 36% of subscribers at the end of December 2007.


ROUNDING
  • Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sum of components and the total. Averages have been calculated using unrounded data.


INQUIRIES

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Internet Activity Summary, Australia, ISPs with more than 10,000 active subscribers

Mar qtr 2007
Dec qtr 2007
Jun qtr 2008

ISPs
Large
no.
23
28
26
Very Large
no.
9
10
11
Total ISPs
no.
32
38
37
Subscribers(a)
Dial-up
Business and government
'000
249
239
291
Household
'000
1 843
1 482
1 275
All dial-up subscribers
'000
2 092
1 721
1 566
Non dial-up
Business and government
'000
512
619
726
Household
'000
3 825
4 406
4 935
All non dial-up subscribers
'000
4 337
5 025
5 661
All subscribers
Business and government
'000
761
857
1 018
Household
'000
5 668
5 888
6 210
Total subscribers
'000
6 429
6 745
7 228
Access technologies
Dial-up
Analog
'000
2 068
1 701
1 551
ISDN/other
'000
24
20
15
All dial-up technologies
'000
2 092
1 721
1 566
Non dial-up
DSL
'000
3 365
3 702
3 936
Wireless
'000
227
433
809
Other(b)
'000
745
888
916
All non dial-up technologies
'000
4 337
5 025
5 661
Total access technologies
'000
6 429
6 746
7 228
Download speed
Less than 256kbps
'000
2 097
1 721
1 581
Broadband
256kbps to less than 512kbps
'000
1 399
1 511
1 588
512kbps to less than 1.5Mbps
'000
1 376
1 040
963
1.5Mbps to less than 8Mbps
'000
np
1 014
1 444
8Mbps to less than 24Mbps
'000
np
1 283
1 390
24Mbps or greater
'000
np
176
262
Total broadband (256kbps or greater)
'000
4 331
5 025
5 647
Total download speeds
'000
6 429
6 745
7 228
Volume data downloaded(c)
Dial-up
million MBs
1 469
2 332
1 597
Non dial-up
million MBs
40 610
53 961
53 837
Business and government
million MBs
10 807
4 894
7 778
Household
million MBs
31 272
51 398
47 656
Total volume data downloaded
million MBs
42 079
56 293
55 434

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) As at 30 June 2008.
(b) Includes ISDN, cable, satellite and other non dial-up technologies.
(c) During the three months ending 30 June 2008.



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