02,0004,0006,0008,00010,000Total monthly data use by mobile phone Internet connectionsin New ZealandJun 2016–Jun 2018, terabytesProvider: Stats NZJun 2016Jun 2017Jun 2018

Total monthly data use by mobile phone Internet connections in New Zealand

Jun 2016–Jun 2018, terabytes


Residential and business connections include digital subscriber line, cellular (does not include mobile phone connections), wireless, cable, satellite, and fibre optic connections.
For 2014, this figure is likely to be an undercount due to a number of businesses who were unable to provide an answer for this question.

For more information



The Internet Service Provider (ISP) Survey is a survey sent to all New Zealand-based Internet service providers. The target population for the ISP Survey in 2018 was 92 businesses.


Businesses that provided other Internet services, such as web and domain hosting, but that did not provide ISP services, were excluded from the population. This is because the primary activity of an ISP is providing a connection to the Internet. Web-hosting units do not meet this condition, but rather, provide Internet-based services. Businesses that provide only occasional or unmetered access (including Internet cafes, kiosks, libraries, and universities) are also excluded. The activity of this group is covered by the ISP each business subscribes to, and so do not need to be surveyed separately.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2018



How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Internet service provider survey: 2018' under the Download Data title

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2018

From the dataset Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 7
  • Range: B8:H9
  • Provided: 12 data points

This data forms the table Internet - Monthly data use June 2013–2018.

Dataset originally released on:

October 08, 2018

Purpose of collection

The main objective of the ISP Survey is to provide the government with information on the total number and nature of the subscribers that use New Zealand based ISPs to connect either permanently or regularly to the internet.

Method of collection/Data provider

The Internet service provider survey used to be a postal survey of all businesses that meet the population selection criteria. In 2018 Stats NZ tried a new online mode for the survey.