The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Communications Report (ACMA) for 2010-11 highlights a number of interesting facts related to the popularity of mobile services in Australia.
- During 2010/11 mobile wireless broadband services increased by 39% to reach 4.79 million services at June 2011
- Mobile phone internet services increased by 49% to reach 9.68 million services at June 2011
- The number of mobile handset services increased by 9% to 24.49 million servcies at June 2011
- ADSL internet services increased by 7% to reach 4.49 million services in June 2011
During this time the number of fixed line telephone services continued to decrease. The ACMA reported that at June 2011 an estimated 2.7 million Australians were without a home fixed line telephone up from 2.3 million in 2010.
There was also an increase in VoIP services with 3.8 million people using VoIP at June 2011.
Social media usage also continued to grow with 8.6 million Australians going online to access social networking sites during June 2011 compared to 8.0 million during June 2010.