Communications report 2010-11 key trends | ACMA

Communications report 2010-11 key trends

The total number of mobile services in operation in Australia reached 29.28 million at June 2011-a 13 per cent increase since June 2010, the ACMA's Communications Report 2010-11, reveals. The continued surge in the number of mobile wireless broadband services like dongles, datacards or USB modems connected to a computer are responsible for the continued growth in the mobile services market.

Other key trends from the Communications report 2010-11 include:

  • Decline in fixed-line telephone services-from 10.59 million in June 2010 to 10.54 million in June 2011.
  • Growth in mobile wireless broadband services-increased by 39 per cent to reach 4.79 million services at June 2011.
  • ADSL services increased by 7 per cent to reach 4.49 million services in June 2011.
  • Increased adoption of VoIP services-with 3.8 million people using VoIP in June 2011, compared to 2.9 million in June 2010. Using VoIP via mobile handsets increased by 226 per cent during 2010-11, reaching 274,000 users at June 2011.

Figure 1.4 Take-up of select communication technologies

Figure 14 Takeup of select communication technologies

Source: Roy Morgan Single Source, June 2011.

  • Growth in data downloads-volume of data downloaded in Australia increased by 76 per cent, with an average of 25.1 gigabytes of data downloaded during June quarter of 2011.

Figure 1.13 Volume of data downloaded by Australian internet users

Figure 1.13 Volume of data downloaded by Australian internet users

Note: Excludes data downloaded by mobile handsets. Total volume of data downloaded is based on published ABS published numbers, and components may not add up due to rounding. The ABS reports that 'download data presented should only be considered an indicative measure of internet activity during the reference period and therefore should be used with caution.'
Source: ABS, 8153.0-Internet Activity, Australia, June 2011.

  • More consumers are accessing digital content services such as catch-up viewing-during June 2011 nearly 1.1 million Australians accessed catch-up viewing services online, compared to 568,000 during 2010.

Figure 1.28 Digital media activities undertaken online by Australians

Figure 1.28 Digital media activities undertaken online by Australians

*Data not available for June 09 and June 08.
Source: Roy Morgan Single Source, June 2011.

For more information please see the full Communications report 2010-11.

Last updated: 30 November 2016