Australia To Have 35 Million Active SIMs By 2015

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Australia To Have 35 Million Active SIMs By 2015


Australia is continuing its trend of having more mobile connections that people. An analysis by Telsyte suggests that the total number of mobile subscriptions in Australia will rise from 29 million this year to 35 million in 2015.

Picture by Karl Baron

As you’d expect, that’s because many of us are acquiring second SIMs for use in mobile broadband or on tablets. (Clearly, tethering isn’t all that just yet.) A second growth area is machine-to-machine (M2M) SIMs, used for applications such as security and automation.

How many active SIMs do you own? My personal total is six, but I’m a freak example since I keep SIMs for testing purposes.

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