Thursday, February 7, 2013
Vodafone Voice and Messaging Decline Accelerates
Vodafone said its service revenue declined 2.6% year-on-year on an organic basis in the quarter ending December 31 to 10.4 billion British pounds (16.34 billion US dollars), dragged down by a 11.9% decline in southern Europe. Group voice revenue was down 6.8% year-on-year (compared with 5.8% in the previous quarter) and messaging revenue fell 7.9% (5.3%), partially offset by a 12.8% (13.7%) rise in data revenue.
Vodafone said that about one third of its European customer base now has a smartphone and data traffic on its networks in the quarter ending December 31 was up 55% year-on-year. It plans to continue its "rapid deployment of HSPA+/LTE" networks. source: Vodafone presentation
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