Australians demonstrate strong appetite for data

Analysis shows Australians are consuming more data over fixed broadband services over time.

Research released today shows Australia is performing strongly on data consumption over fixed broadband connections.

The analysis is based on a new methodology developed by the Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research (BCARR) and PricewaterhouseCoopers for assessing Australia's fixed broadband performance along with a more comparable subset of similar countries, including those with a similar economy and geography.

The analysis released today finds that Australians are hungry for data and rank equal 3rd out of comparable countries for the amount of data consumed over fixed broadband networks.

Australia is also a high performer for growth in data consumption compared to our international peers. From 2017 to 2018 Australia's data consumption per capita grew 42% per cent over the 12 month period. This is the 3rd highest growth amongst the 9nine countries for which data is available.

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