Potraz 1st Quarter 2019 Sector Performance Report Major Highlights

Below are the major highlights from the Abridged Postal and Telecommunications Sector Performance Report for the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • The total number of active fixed telephone lines increased by 3.1% to reach 273,330 from 268,849;
  • Marked growth in fixed voice traffic of 6.5% from 113 million to 120.3 million minutes;
  • Increase in fixed telephone revenue of 12% from $38 million to $42.6 million;
  • Active mobile subscriptions declined by 6% to record 12,134,455 from 12,908,992;
  • Marked decline of 9.8% in the mobile penetration rate from 93.1% to 83.3%;
  • Decline of 4% in mobile voice traffic from 1.467 billion to 1.404 billion minutes;
  • Substantial increase in mobile internet/data usage of 19.2% from 8,559TB to 10,202TB;
  • Significant decline in mobile telephone revenue of 13% from $287 million to $249.9 million;
  • Mobile network operating costs increased by 6.4% to record $185.9 million from $174.8 million;
  • Active internet subscriptions declined by 3.3% to reach 8.4 million from 8.7 million, which saw the Internet penetration rate dropping by 5% to reach 57.9% from 62.9%;
  • Internet Access Provider revenues increased by 6.7% to record $74.4 million from $69.7 million;
  • Significant decline of 30.2% in Postal and courier volumes from 2.1 million to 1.5 million items, which saw revenues declining by 22.1% from $8.8million to $6.9 million.
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