News Articles

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ofcom’s Communications Report shows changing mobile market

Ofcom has published its sixth annual Communications Market Report, which reveals how the UK communications sector – TV, radio and telecoms - is changing from year to year.

From a mobile perspective, it points to the new sub-£10 ‘pay monthly’ tariffs and the high take-up of 3G services. It also says the volume of fixed-line voice calls has continued to fall, the volume of mobile voice calls has continued to rise – and the overall household spend on telecoms service has fallen again. Mobile penetration is now calculated to be 126% for the UK, with 29.3% of all these mobile connections using 3G (or having it available to use).

Operator-reported revenues from telecoms services did not increase in 2008 – the first time this has happened since Ofcom’s predecessor Oftel started to collect market data in 1992/93 – remaining unchanged at £39.5 billion. Another first was that the number of prepay mobile connections fell during 2008 due to lower-cost ‘pay monthly’ contracts. In fact, 32% of mobile contracts sold in Q1 2009 were for tariffs costing under £20 per month. [PDF report]

Author: The Fonecast
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: NewsNumber of views: 941


Leave a comment

This form collects your name, email, IP address and content so that we can keep track of the comments placed on the website. For more info check our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use where you will get more info on where, how and why we store your data.
Add comment


Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«February 2023»


Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement