Mobile business data provider Business Mobile has reported a gain of 11% in the quarter to September 2018.
This is down from a 17% increase in the same period a year ago.
The gain in business software numbers is down to an 11% decrease from September 2018, which was the biggest quarterly drop since Q1 2020.
Business mobile numbers increased by 7% in 2018.
This is down 0.4% year-on-year and the biggest decrease since Q4 2018.
Business software numbers increased 3% in 2017.
This was down 0% year on year.
The data provider expects the growth to slow in 2018, but said the overall business environment is “not looking particularly bad”.
The Business Mobile data provider has an average of 9.5 million customers, and more than 10 million customers use the service.
It is currently a partner of Optus in a fibre to the node (FTTN) NBN rollout in Sydney and Brisbane.
The growth in business numbers comes on the back of a number of initiatives from the company.
Last year, Business Mobile began a pilot trial of its business data platform, DataGuru, in Melbourne and Perth, which provides business owners with information about how they can improve their performance, their organisation, their revenue and more.
DataGuru is now being rolled out across Australia.
The company is currently looking to expand the rollout in regional areas.
In September 2018 the company announced the launch of Business Data Analytics, a business data analytics service.
This allows businesses to analyse their data and identify trends and performance challenges and then improve the efficiency of their processes.
Data Analytics is now available to Business Mobile customers.
The company has been working closely with Optus and the Federal Government to ensure data analytics is included in the NBN rollout.