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MOBILE HANDSET SUBSCRIBERS


MOBILE HANDSET SUBSCRIBERS

Mobile handset subscriber numbers

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were asked to report the number of subscribers with internet access connections via a mobile handset, as at 31 December 2012.

Internet connections via a mobile handset, for ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers

Dec 2011
Jun 2012
Dec 2012

Total subscribers with internet access connections via a mobile handset'000
15 190
16 192
17 391
Volume of data downloaded via mobile handset(a) TB
5 000
r9 943
13 703

r revised
(a) Data downloaded is reported for the three month period prior to the reference date.


At 31 December 2012 there were 17.4 million subscribers with internet access connections via a mobile handset in Australia, an increase of 7% from 16.2 million subscribers at the end of June 2012.


Mobile handset subscriber downloads

ISPs were also asked to estimate, for the three months ended 31 December 2012, the volume of data downloaded by subscribers with internet access connections via a mobile handset.

Data reported by ISPs for the volume of data downloaded via mobile handsets may only include revenue generating downloads, and not monthly data allowances, or downloads that do not contribute to data download allowances.

The volume of data downloaded via mobile handsets, for the three months ended 31 December 2012, was 13,703 Terabytes, an increase of 38% from the three months ended 30 June 2012.


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