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Internet Service Provider Survey: 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 October 2012
Key facts

This year, compared with 2011:

  • The total number of mobile handset subscribers rose to more than 2.5 million.
  • The number of subscribers with data caps of 50 gigabytes (GB) or more increased by almost 800 percent.
  • The total number of broadband subscribers increased by 11 percent, to more than 1.6 million.
  • Fibre optic connections had the largest growth of all broadband connections, with a 46 percent increase, to 5,400.
  • On average, subscribers are consuming 7GB more data per month.

Graph, Internet subscription data cap, broadband subscribers, as at June 2010, June 2011, and June 2012.  

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
12 October 2012
ISSN 1178-0509
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