VOLUME OF DATA DOWNLOADED
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were asked to estimate the volume of data downloaded for the three months ended 30 June 2012.
The ability of ISPs to estimate the volume of data downloaded is variable. Data presented for these items are to be considered as indicative measures of internet activity during the reference period and should be used with caution. The occurrence of special events may result in abnormally high downloads.
Volume of data downloaded by type of access connection(a), for ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers
|Fixed line(b) |
|Total broadband |
|Total volume of data downloaded(d) |
|(a) Data reported for the three month period prior to the reference date. |
|(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. |
|(d) Dial-up volume is not shown separately, but is included in the total. See the section on changes within In this Issue for more information. |
The overall volume of data downloaded increased by 20% since the three months ended 31 December 2011, to 414,537 Terabytes.
Data downloaded by fixed-line broadband accounted for 94% of all internet downloads in the three months ended 30 June 2012.
The volume of data downloaded by fixed-line broadband increased by 21% since the three months ended 31 December 2011. Data downloaded using wireless broadband also continued to grow, recording a 9% increase compared to the three months ended 31 December 2011.