Ofcom Report: Mobile Data Revenues Growing Five Times Faster Than Voice

Mobile voice revenues are still larger than those from mobile data, but mobile data revenues are growing five times faster, according to UK regulator Ofcom, in its third International Communications Market Report covering 2007, released today. Total mobile voice revenues in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, USA, Canada and Japan increased by 31 percent to £126 billion ($188 billion) over the five-year period, while corresponding data revenues increased by 171 percent to £35 billion ($52 billion). The rise is not such a surprise, says the report, given the growth in SMS usage and other data services. Indeed, while the report


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