35 Million Active SIM Cards In Australia By 2015… That’s A Lot Of Smartphones

Gus over at Lifehacker brings us word that analyst firm Telsyte is predicting Australia will have over 35 million active SIM cards by 2015. It’s a good time to hold shares in a mobile telco, apparently.

Currently there are about 29 million active SIM cards sitting in mobile phones, wireless broadband dongles and wireless security products around the country, which is still an insanely high figure. But such concentrated growth over the next three years is going to be amplified with more and more devices offering permanent 3G connection. Let’s just hope that the Telcos manage to keep up with the strain of so many extra devices…