MOBILE HANDSET SUBSCRIBERS
Mobile handset subscriber numbers
As at 31 December 2016, there were approximately 25.4 million mobile handset subscribers in Australia. This is an increase of 2.6% since June 2016.
Mobile handset subscriber downloads
Internet connections via a mobile handset, for ISPs with more than 1,000 subscribers
|Total mobile handset subscribers ||'000 |
|Volume of data downloaded via mobile handset(a)(b)||TB |
|(a) The volume of data downloaded is reported for the three month period prior to the reference date.|
(b) The volume of data downloaded by 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 2016 was 146,050 Terabytes. This was a 20.6% increase in data downloads via mobile handsets from the three months ended 30 June 2016 and a 61.0% increase in downloads in the year ended 31 December 2016.
For the 25.4 million mobile handset subscribers, this equates to 1.9 GB of data downloaded per subscriber per month.