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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mobile Data Keeps America Movil Motoring

America Movil said its revenues, at constant exchange rates, climbed 5.8% year-on-year to reach 198 billion Mexican pesos (15.62 billion US dollars) in the fourth quarter of 2012. The Latin American telecoms group said: "Service revenue growth improved from the prior quarter in all major regions except Mexico. ....mobile data and PayTV were the drivers of revenue growth, with 33.3% and 20.2%, respectively, while fixed-line voice posted a 7.2% revenue decline, continuing the trend seen over the last several quarters. Mobile voice revenues were down 1.7%, partly on account of the marked economic slowdown observed in several countries in the region that took place hand in hand with that of the U.S."

However, the group said that its revenues in the U.S. "shot up 30.8% to 1.4 billion dollars with ARPU rising 14.9% as our mix of commercial plans continued to shift towards StraightTalk plans and as data becomes more meaningful. Data revenues more than doubled over the period and now account for 36.1% of service revenues." source: America Movil statement

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