Research has revealed that more than half of mobile connections in Australia were 3G by the end of 2009, compared to two percent in 2004.
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According to Ofcom’s Fifth International Communications Market report, the increased availability of networks offering 3G services as well as the falling prices of 3G handsets have ‘resulted in widespread take-up of higher-speed 3G services across many countries.’
The take up of 3G was strong in Australia, with the report revealing that 59 percent of mobile connections were 3G by the end of 2009. Elsewhere, BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) had the lowest take up of 3G services in 2009, with less than 1 percent of connections in India to 2 percent in Russia and Brazil.
In addition, revenue from mobile data services has increased over the past five years. Mobile revenue increased from 14 percent in 2004 to 35 percent in Australia.
Read the full report here: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/market-data/communications-market-reports/cmr10/international/