POTRAZ 4th Quarter 2018 Sector Performance Report Major Highlights

Below are the major highlights from the Abridged Postal & Telecommunication Sector Performance Report for the 4th Quarter 2018:

  • The total number of active fixed telephone lines increased by 1% to reach 268,849 from 263,962 recorded in the third quarter of 2018. The fixed tele-density remained at 1.9%.
  • Fixed voice traffic declined by 3.3% to record 113 million minutes from 116.8 million minutes recorded in the third quarter of 2018
  • Fixed telephone revenue increased by 9.8% to record $38 million from $34.5 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Active mobile subscriptions increased by 1.3% to record 12,908,992 from 12,748,551 recorded in the third quarter of 2018. The mobile penetration rate increased by 1.2% to reach 93.1% from 91.9% recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Mobile voice traffic increased by 4.1% to record 1.32 billion minutes from 1.27 billion minutes recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Mobile internet and data usage increased by 15.7% to record 7,395TB from 6,104TB recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Mobile telephone revenue declined by 13.3% to reach $287,035,249 from $331,165,401 recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Mobile network operating costs increased by 5% to record $174.8 million from $166.5million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Active internet subscriptions grew by 13.4% to reach 8.7 million from 7.7 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018. The internet penetration rate increased by 7.5% to reach 62.9% from 55.4% recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Used incoming international internet bandwidth capacity also grew by 0.8% to reach 84,683Mbps from 85,333Mbps recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • IAP revenues increased by 13.2% to record $69.7 million from $61.6 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Postal and courier volumes increased by 11.5% to record 2.1 million from 1.9 million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Postal and courier revenues increased by 6.9% to record $8.8million from $8.3million recorded in the third quarter of 2018.

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