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Mobile services decline for first time: ACMA

Adam Bender | Dec. 5, 2014
But Australians are downloading more data than ever before.

The report also pointed to large growth in over-the-top services like VoIP and mobile messaging apps. The ACMA had noted this trend in a separate report last month, highlighting it as a potential area for regulatory reform.

With increased activity online came more computer viruses. The Australian Internet Security Initiative reported 25,839 computer infections per day in May 2014, up from 16,034 per day one year ago, according to the ACMA.

The number of carriage service providers increased during the year by 24 to 1384 CSPs, the ACMA said. At the end of June 2014, there were 208 telecom carriers supplying network infrastructure. The agency noted a great deal of market volatility, with many CSPs entering and exiting the market every year.

The full report can be read here.


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