Monday, January 2, 2012

Mobile Broadband Revenues Nearly Equal Fixed Line Revenue in 2010

It is not news that text messaging rivals voice as a typical communications method, or that more people are using mobile broadband. What might be new is the extent to which both types of services drive service provider revenues, not just activity. Texting now dominant?

By some measures, service providers now make nearly as much money from mobile broadband services as they do from fixed broadband. Ofcom analysis Over time, mobile broadband is likely to become even more important, if for no other reason than that mobile broadband is sold on a per-device, nearly a per-user basis, while fixed broadband is sold per household.

Granted, fixed mobile connections generate more revenue per line. But mobile units will outnumber fixed connections by such a margin that aggregate revenue will continue to shift in the direction of mobile services.

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