Ofcom Report Confirms Fixed Mobile Substitution

The latest detailed report by UK industry regulator Ofcom was published last week and has identified the key trends emerging from the data they collect on the UK Telecommunications sector.

Ofcom say that by doing this they will contribute to a greater understanding of the changing ways in which telecommunications services are delivered and consumed within the UK.

Highlights of the report include:

• Fixed voice call volumes (excluding non-geographic fixed voice calls) were 10% lower in Q4 2007 than in the corresponding period a year previously, while mobile call volumes grew by 18% during the same period indicating that the substitution of fixed calls by mobile calls continues.

• Total fixed voice revenue (including access charges and excluding non-geographic fixed voice revenues) was unchanged at £2.1 billion during the period.

• BT’s share of total fixed call volumes was 48.9% during the period, a decrease of 0.8 percentage points on the previous quarter.

The full report is available at the Ofcom website.