More FUD from Vodafone NZ

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 2-Feb-2007 11:08

Comment by muppet, on 2-Feb-2007 19:43

Maybe by New Zealand standards it is. Globally I doubt the revenue it injects is that significant.

Author's note by sbiddle, on 2-Feb-2007 20:14

But in terms of ROI for the NZ business it is more than enough.

Vodafone have nobody to blame but themselves for falling ARPU. While some of this drop can be attributed to the reduced interconnection a lot of it has to do with their pricing. At least in the last few months we've seen Vodafone introducing concepts such as $6 Bestmate, $10 SMS and now $10 TV which will all drive APRU considerably. The Telecoms industry is now a FMCG business. Unfortunately their business model is still behind the times.

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