Aussies couldn’t get enough data in late 2015. 1.71 million terabytes worth.
Australians want data. Lots of it.
The country consumed about 50 percent more data in the last three months of 2015 than in the same period in 2014, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) twice-yearly Internet activity report, which was released Wednesday.
That’s 1.71 million terabytes, up from 1.15 million terabytes in 2014. It’s also a 23.5 percent increase on the three months preceding June 30, 2015, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop there.
In the year Netflix launched in Australia, along with homegrown streaming options like Presto and Stan, that increase is not too surprising. Not a month after Netflix launched in March 2015, Internet service providers like iiNet were already feeling the strain from the spectacular spike in demand. Read more…