Mobile broadband uptake skyrockets

The uptake of mobile broadband is skyrocketing according to a survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today, which shows a 21.7 per cent increase between December 2009 and June 2010.

According to statistics obtained from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman by the ABS, 3.5 million, or roughly 36 per cent of the 9.6 million active internet subscribers in Australia, are using mobile broadband devices. This is up from 31.7 per cent in December 2009 and an additional 517,000 subscribers in total.