The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides a regular snapshot of internet subscribers in Australia.
This year they released an interactive chart to show how the types of connections have changed over time.
In 2006, few Australians had internet on their phones and dial-up was still king
Remember, the iPhone wasn’t launched until 2007.
By 2010 mobile internet subscribers had jumped to almost 37% of all connections as smart phones became more popular, dial-up had fallen off a cliff.
By June 2015 mobile internet connections had eclipsed even DSL – home broadband. Dial-up is now so small it’s barely there.
In June, Telstra announced that it was killing off dial-up at the end of the year.
Also notable is that DSL peaked at 54% in 2007, just as the smart phone wave began. Since then, it has reverted back to 40%, while mobile internet has taken share from it and every other technology.
The interactive graph lumps most home broadband together. Breaking out satelite, cable and fibre, which form the “multi technology mix” that makes up the current NBN plan, shows a long way to go to achieve the saturation of DSL and Mobile.