Australian broadband stats: where have all the downloads gone?

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

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    The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released is latest update of broadband statistics. Surprisingly they show that Australians downloaded less data in the quarter to June 2008 than six months earlier.

    More Here: http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20767/127/

    ABS figures: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/8153.0Main+Features1Jun 2008?OpenDocument
     
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  2. FiShy

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    We did see a massive dip in international peering for the opening ceremony, by massive im talking at 8gb/s drop.

    BUt other then then that a our international peering has been on par with what was projected for the quarter.

    I would like to know how the abs procured there statistics
     
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    All the American TV shows were stopped in the last quarter.

    Now we're into the new season :Pirate:
     
  4. underskore

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    the US tv seasons sprang to my mind as soon as i read the thread title.

    but like is this really newsworthy because 9TB isnt very much over 10000+ users during a 3 month period. like 300mb less a month or something.
     
  5. Smoke87

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    And to think I represent 448 of those gigabytes per quarter ;)
     
  6. mshagg

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    The analyst inside me says it's only 1.5% difference, surely there doesnt need to be a significant underlying reason to drive that kind of variance?
     
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    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    I don't think you're the only one :D
     
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    yeah, who are these tools - how can they not know this!?
     
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    no good games have really come out
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  10. stalin

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    Australian Internet Usage

    According to the guys at ABS, Australia downloaded 554TB of data in a quarter so thats 184TB a month. http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20767/127/


    Given just one place I do work for, transfers 20 odd TB a month (and rising) it means we do 8.8% of Australias total internet traffic. Given I know our figures are correct, either no one else likes pr0n as much as we clearly do (unlikely), or ABS cant count.

    Does anyone else think that 184TB a month for everyone in Aust, is pretty darn low?
     
  11. jimboh2k

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    Given the state of download quotas offered by the majority of ISPs in this country, I'm not surprised. Of course, there are the 150GB caps from TPG and the like, but they're still relatively rare. The majority of heavy Internet traffic would be from companies like the one you work for, though obviously there aren't too many, unless those figures only take home use into account?
     
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    It did sound low to me at first but then again I think most users are handicapped terribly by quotas and live in fear of exceeding them. I doubt many people even get close to exceeding their limits (I'm talking about your everyday families and regular browsers, not OCAU people).

    I'd be interested in seeing a comparison to the rest of the world. Korea / Japan / Western European countries must be in the petabytes at least :Paranoid:
     
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    I think that Australia would use - A LOT - more than 184TB a month.
    This seems to be residential only?? maybe? seems too low.
     
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    From http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/8153.0Main+Features1Jun 2008?OpenDocument which has all the juicy details:

    So it seems like they are counting everyone.

    Also this:
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    Business and government 	Mar qtr 2007 Dec qtr 2007 Jun qtr 2008
    	
    million MBs                                 10 807  4 894           7 778
    	
    So its clearly wrong cause we alone (as business and government) do ~3 times the combined 'australian' business and government bandwidth... unless im a factor of 10 out.. :)

    edit: which seems I am, its 77TB per quarter, which means 25.6TB a month.. which leaves the rest of the country only a handful of TB per month... I don't think so :)

    eh the more I look, the more wrong it is, as we are certainly with one of the top 37 ISP's in aust with over 10,000 customers.


    if we do 186,000 GB a month, with 7,200,000million subscribers, on average, each of those subscribers downloads on average 0.0258333 GB a month, which is a whopping 25MB each.

    I dunno about that...

    PS someone might like to check my maths, I can barely spell, let alone count.
     
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    The stats are wrong, I accidently made a thread without noticing this one

    http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?p=9422671

    Hopefully it will get merged (have reported the thread)
    All of australian govt + business apparently does 77TB per 3 months.. we do more than 20TB a month... so it has to be wrong, or at least miss reported.
     
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    Becuase we are using less, why don't they make it like America and we get UNLIMITED downloads :D:thumbup:
     
  17. Whisper

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    Pretty much nailed it I reckon.

    Watch the September go nuts and Q4.
     
  18. Doc-of-FC

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    i wonder what obligations ISP's have to provide people like ABS with traffic counters on international links.

    seriously though, if they want to scope the great firewall of australia and use these traffic metrics during the design phase, look out its another Titanic.

    poli's get information from researchers, got a friend in the big house on the hill who does that for a job. :thumbdn:

    if all they can dig up is ABS figures then i guess its traffic shaping for all as are 1's and 0's are queued for the great firewall at incredible latency.
     
  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It could be as simple as the timing of the release of big movies.
     
  20. MotoMan

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    im doing my bit... using all my 100GB a month from IInet..

    I think alot of people dont download much due to fear of being capped..

    anyone who has been capped before will know the pain that is 64kb :thumbdn:
     

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