Dataset

8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, Dec 2008

6 Apr 2009
Description

The Internet Activity Survey (IAS) collects details on aspects of internet access services provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia. This release contains results from all ISPs operating in Australia as at 31 December 2008. The Internet Activity Survey (IAS) collects details on aspects of internet access services provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia. This release contains results from all ISPs operating in Australia as at 31 December 2008.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Mobile wireless access connections were 1.30 million subscribers, or almost 20% of all non dial-up access connections. The number of connections using this technology continued to grow at a significant rate, as more ISPs offered this service, networks increased in coverage and prices fell.
* Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) continued to be the dominant access technology used for non dial-up subscribers, increasing to 4.21 million, or almost 63% of all non dial-up connections.
* Cable, satellite and fixed wireless connections are now available separately for the first time.
* Access to higher download speeds have increased since June 2008, with approximately 50% of all subscribers using a download speed of 1.5Mbps or greater.
* Those subscribers accessing the internet with download speeds of 1.5Mbps to less than 8Mbps represented the greatest number of users (25%). Over 41% of business and government subscribers were using this speed, compared to 22% of household subscribers. This and 8Mbps to less than 24Mbps were the most frequently used download speed for household subscribers.

Publication Details
Temporal Coverage: 
2008CE to 2008CE
License Type: 
CC BY
Published year only: 
2009
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