Friday, 21 November 2008

Ofcom report shows UK top for mobile broadband coverage

Ofcom has published its third annual International Communications Market Report, which looks at take-up, availability and use of broadband, landlines, mobiles, TV and radio in a number of countries. Some of the key mobile-related points include:

  • HSDPA mobile broadband availability covers 87% of the UK population; the highest of all 16 countries surveyed.
  • In all of the countries covered by the report, total mobile revenues last year were higher than fixed-line voice and broadband combined.
  • Mobile call volumes grew by 21% in the UK during 2007. However, increases in call volumes have not been matched by corresponding increases in retail revenue.
  • Text messaging volumes increased by 36% in the UK, 90% in Poland and over 100% in the US and Canada.

[Ofcom report]

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