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8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, December 2013 Quality Declaration 
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MOBILE HANDSET SUBSCRIBERS


Mobile handset subscriber numbers

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with more than 1,000 subscribers were asked to report the number of subscribers with internet access connections via a mobile handset, as at 31 December 2013.


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

Dec 2012
Jun 2013
Dec 2013

Total mobile handset subscribers '000
17 391
19 645
20 281
Volume of data downloaded via mobile handset(a) TB
13 703
19 636
27 627

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


As at 31 December 2013 there were 20.3 million mobile handset subscribers in Australia, an increase of 3% from 19.6 million subscribers at the end of June 2013.


Mobile handset subscriber downloads

These ISPs were also asked to report, for the three months ended 31 December 2013, the volume of downloads from 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 don't contribute to data download allowances.

The volume of data downloaded via mobile handsets for the three months ended 31 December 2013 was 27,627 Terabytes, a 41% increase from the three months ended 30 June 2013.

For the 20.3 million mobile handset subscribers, this equates to 0.5 GB of data downloaded per subscriber per month.


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