VOLUME OF DATA DOWNLOADED
The total volume of data downloaded in the three months ended 31 December 2016 was 2.6 million Terabytes (or 2.6 Exabytes). This is a 23.3% increase in data downloads when compared with the three months ended 30 June 2016 and a 50.8% increase in the year between December 2015 and December 2016.
Data downloaded via fixed line broadband (2.5 million Terabytes) accounted for 98% of all internet downloads in the three months ended 31 December 2016.
Volume of data downloaded by type of access connection(a)
|Volume of data downloaded|
|Fixed line(b) |
1 673 123
2 049 553
2 532 367
|Total Broadband |
1 714 880
2 097 654
2 587 056
|(a) Data reported for the three month period.|
|(b) Fixed line includes DSL, cable, fibre and other fixed line broadband. |
|(c) 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. |
The following graph shows the number of internet subscribers and the volume of data downloaded for the reporting periods between December 2007 and December 2016.