[LINK] Cable modems vs DSL in .AU ?
fcassia at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 07:12:43 EST 2008
I'd like to know what is the best authority with regards to internet
usage stats in Australia. Are there public stats that reveal
connection type as in DSL vs Cable Modem vs Wireless? (WiMax deployed
This "e-brief" is eight years old
The most recent data I found is dated late 2007
Shows all broadband numbers as DSL. I take it, then, that cable modem
access is not very popular?
This adds some data on cablemodems
"In September 2007 Telstra BigPond switched on its upgraded consumer
service, called BigPond Cable Extreme with download speeds of up to
30Mb/s, however has not announced any plans for a full upgrade to the
DOCSIS 3.0 standard. By December 2007 Optus had upgraded its cable
network, with speeds now reaching up to 20 Mb/s in Sydney, Melbourne
But unfortunately no stats on the market share of cable vs DSL, which
is what I'm looking for.
Yes, I could keep googling, but since this is a list of experienced
people, and most of you well, live down there, I'm sure some could
come up with first-hand comments like "I've had access to those stats
and the numebers are 70-30% for DSL and cable respectively" and the
In any case, I'll appreciate any comments.
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