Belgian mobile services market contracts 9.1% in Q1

Wednesday 22 May 2013 | 16:50 CET | News
The Belgian mobile operators generated EUR 789 million in service revenues in the first quarter, down 9.1 percent from a year earlier, according to research by Telecompaper. The same as elsewhere in Europe, the market contraction was due to lower voice revenues, following regulatory cuts to termination rates. The weaker economy and intensifying competition also played a role, in part due to new legislation limiting contracts to six months. Non-voice services now account for around 41 percent of service revenues, versus 37 percent a year ago. Revenues from non-voice rose by EUR 3 million

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Base / Mobistar / Proximus
Countries: Belgium
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