Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Mobile phones surpass fixed lines in Europe
Posted on 7-Oct-2003 07:59 | Filed under: News

A new Yankee Group report, "Fixed-to-Mobile Substitution Is Inevitable in Europe, but Don't Rush It," says between 20% and 40% of voice traffic originates on mobile networks, and wireless revenue soon will overtake the total fixed switched-access market.

However, this supremacy and growing consumer dependence on mobility will not lead to total displacement of fixed lines, at least until several barriers are overcome.

"Bundling and targeted substitution packages have made mobile rates more competitive to the extent that price inelasticity exists," says Farid Yunus, Yankee Group Wireless/Mobile Europe senior analyst. "In more mature markets, there is no longer a specific price inflection point at which mobile phones displace fixed. Consumer surveys support this, with fixed lines remaining firmly entrenched in most households.

"Mobile cannot compete with fixed on price or performance, especially for data. However, the crux of mobility is convenience-access anytime, anywhere, which deserves a premium price. Aggressively targeting fixed traffic would be a step toward voice commoditization," says Yunus.


More information: http://www.yankeegroup.com...
Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Warped post on 8 month old fence, who's responsible for repair?
Created by Paul1977, last reply by andrewNZ on 15-Nov-2018 19:31 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Home insurance: Do you live in an area at high risk of natural disasters?
Created by frednz, last reply by frednz on 14-Nov-2018 20:19 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Wanted: Working 5.25 Inch Floppy Drive
Created by Lias, last reply by Spirax on 14-Nov-2018 19:23 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Google is killing Inbox
Created by michaelmurfy, last reply by paulchinnz on 15-Nov-2018 19:51 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Bunnings delivers onion-then-sausage directive
Created by Mspec, last reply by MadEngineer on 15-Nov-2018 18:26 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


You're Totally Going Have Sex In Self-Driving Cars, Scientists Predict
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by eracode on 15-Nov-2018 10:03 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


$100 call to satellite network on 92 year-old's bill
Created by jlittle, last reply by Gurezaemon on 13-Nov-2018 12:43 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark VDSL Upload Speed Issues Vigor 2860 + Troubleshooting Info
Created by bener, last reply by bener on 15-Nov-2018 12:34 (29 replies)
Pages... 2