8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, June 2011 Quality Declaration 
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28 September 2011
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
Mobile wireless connections more popular than DSL

The number of mobile wireless internet connections (excluding mobile handsets) exceeds the number of DSL connections in Australia for the first time, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

At the end of June 2011, mobile wireless broadband (excluding mobile handsets) connections accounted for 44% of all internet connections. DSL connections account for 41% of all connections.

Overall, internet subscribers in Australia climbed 4.4% to 10.9 million in the six months to June 2011, up from 10.4 million in December 2010.

At the end of June 2011, there were 9.7 million mobile handset internet subscribers in Australia, an increase of 18.1% from December 2010.

Further information is available in Internet Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8153.0).

Media Note:

When reporting ABS data the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or ABS) must be attributed as the source.