Internet usage in Australia- Statistics & Facts

Published by Statista Research Department, Apr 29, 2019
With over 14.7 million internet subscribers, Australia has a high level of internet penetration at 88 percent in 2018, although this figure hasn't change much over the recent years .This number also relatively distributed throughout all states in Australia, with users from Tasmania using internet the least.

There are a number of internet services providers in Australia although the biggest market share is held by Telstra Corporation Limited (known as Telstra), which is Australia's largest telecommunications company. They hold the biggest share of both the broadband and wireless services market in the country with 41 and 65 percent respectively.

Australia is also known for having one of the slowest internet speeds in the developed world, behind countries including Kenya, Hungary and Russia. In 2018, a majority of internet subscribers in the island nation had a advertised download speed of between 24Mbps and 100Mbps. In 2009, the National Broadband Network (NBN) was established to build and operate the nation's wholesale broadband access network. NBN’s key objective is to ensure all Australians have access to fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices, and at a minimum production cost. Telstra currently holds the largest wholesale market share of national broadcast network broadband services, with approximately 50 percent of the market under their control.

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