Voice revenue lets down the telecoms market

Ofcom report shows that more people are making mobile calls, but operators are still making less revenue.

Telecoms

Ofcom has reported that telecoms firms' revenue from voice calls fell by almost four per cent in the first quarter of this year.

The report showed mobile call revenue dropped by 3.7 per cent and fixed line calls were hit even harder, dropping by 4.4 per cent to 2.2 billion.

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The number of fixed line calls fell by 7.5 per cent to 34.9 billion minutes.

Even though revenue may have fallen, the number of mobile calls rose by 6.8 per cent to 25.7 billion minutes. International calls from mobiles also rose by nine per cent, however roaming calls dropped by almost 14 per cent.

There was a slight decline of one per cent in mobile subscribers to 68.1 million on the quarter, but this was still one per cent higher than the same period last year.

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