Communications report 2017–18 | ACMA

Communications report 2017–18

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Overview

The ACMA Communications report 2017–18 highlights the striking pace of change in the Australian communications and media landscape.

Our ever-increasing appetite for content and services has driven unprecedented developments over the last four years.

Key highlights

  • Data use continues to rise, with mobile downloads increasing five-fold and fixed-line downloads almost tripling from 2014 to 2018.
  • Almost three-quarters of Australian internet users use apps to communicate.
  • The number of adults using five or more devices jumped to 40 per cent.
  • Industry and government made significant investments in communications infrastructure in 2017–18.

The report also provides an overview of the Australian telecommunications industry’s performance and fulfils the ACMA’s statutory reporting requirements under Section 105 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Comments and enquiries should be sent to research.analysis@acma.gov.au.

Report and related material

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Tabled: 15 February 2019 

Download: PDF (2.9MB) 

Data files (.xlsx): Chapter 1 (40 kB); Chapter 2 (69 kB); Chapter 3 (21 kB); Chapter 4 (32 kB)

Media release


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Last updated: 17 February 2019