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8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, December 2012 Quality Declaration 
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NUMBER OF INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS (ISPs)


NUMBER OF INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS (ISPs)

The December 2012 Internet Activity Survey (IAS) is a reduced-scope census, covering ISPs with greater than 1,000 subscribers. For further detail about the scope refer to Explanatory Note 4.

ISPs in the IAS have been classified by size according to the number of subscribers that ISPs reported at the end of the reference period. For data reported in this release the size categories are:
ISP sizeNumber of subscribers
Medium ISP1,001 - 10,000
Large ISP10,001 - 100,000
Very Large ISP100,001 or greater

Number of Internet Service Providers with more than 1,000 subscribers

Dec 2011
Jun 2012
Dec 2012
no.
no.
no.

Size of ISPs
Medium ISPs
58
49
46
Large ISPs
23
24
22
Very large ISPs
10
8
8
Total number of ISPs
91
81
76



At 31 December 2012, there were 76 ISPs with over 1,000 subscribers operating in Australia, compared with 81 ISPs in June 2012 and 91 ISPs in December 2011.

The number of medium sized ISPs and large ISPs have declined since 30 June 2012, due to structural reporting arrangements and takeover activity, and also for medium ISPs, some units falling below the threshold for inclusion in the reduced-scope census.


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