Want to discover more about the growth of mobile broadband? Well, you’re in luck! Cast your eyes over our nifty Infographic to find out all you need to know, from the humble beginnings of mobile usage using 1G back in the 80s, to the 2G in the 90s then to the 3G in 2006 and finally all the way up to the super-fast and super-awesome 4G we use today.
Right now, there are 30.2 million mobile services in Australia, with each user are accessing an average of 4.2 hours of mobile internet per week. Considering the impressive growth over the past few years – 20% increase in mobile internet usage from 2010 to 2011, and 20.9% increase in data downloaded using wireless broadband from June 2011 to December 2011 – we’re pretty sure mobile broadband is on the up and up!
In the Information graphic, you can see just how often mobile broadband is used in the grand scheme of things. Compare the total amount of data downloaded in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and check out how much of that data was downloaded via a mobile handset.
And if you want to learn more about the evolution of mobile usage, we take you through each generation, from the simple 1G devices, to 2G offering SMS and graphics, to 3G and the introduction of full internet browsing, to the 4G devices we are lucky enough to use today.