Australia – According to the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Communications Report 2008-09, Australians continues to demonstrate their longing for flexible communications, with take-up continuing across a range of platforms and technologies, with the use of 3G mobile and wireless broadband services growing by 162 per cent. Meanwhile, internet usage continues to grow and diversify strongly, with Australians downloading increasing amounts of data and more going online for business and personal transactions. The report provides an overview of the telecommunications, broadcasting and radiocommunications industries in Australia, including industry performance in meeting statutory service obligations. Australians increasingly seek flexibility in where and how they access communications and content. The number of mobile phone services increased by 9.5 per cent in 2008-09 to 24.22 million, while wireless broadband services grew strongly increasing 162 per cent to reach 2.1 million services as at 30 June 2009. This contrasts with the number of fixed-line telephone services, which declined by three per cent to 10.67 million.