Industry regulator Ofcom has published their latest ‘Market Monitor’ quarterly figures for key communications metrics which show BT’s market shares falling.
The highlights of the Ofcom report are as follows:
– BT’s market share of fixed calls and access revenues fell to under 60% for the first time in Q1 2008.
– Total call volumes were unchanged at 38 billion minutes during the period as a result of growth in call volumes from indirect operators offsetting a decline in call volumes from other operators.
– The total number of residential and SME broadband connections increased by almost 600,000 to 16.2 million in Q1 2008, with BT’s retail market share being unchanged at 26.5%.
– Total mobile revenue across the four mobile operators declined by 1.6% in during the quarter, due to a fall in revenue from calls and other charges.
– Total mobile call volumes declined slightly (0.23%) during the quarter while messaging volumes increased by 8%.
– Contract subscribers grew by 1.9% in Q1 2008 compared to a 1.3% decline in prepay subscribers. The proportion of subscribers on contract has grown each quarter since Q1 2006, accounting for 36% of all subscribers in Q1 of 2008, compared to 32% in Q1 of 2006.