Vodafone: Mobile data usage, up by 57 pc on local market


Mobile data usage increased by 57 percent for the quarter ended June 30th, 2014, compared to the same period of last year, Vodafone Romania announces key performance as reported by the British Group, a press release informs. Vodafone Romania had 8,567,752 customers (including mobile services users, fixed voice and Internet users and m2m) at the end of the last month, out of which 7,985,962 mobile customers and 55,586 fixed broadband customers, representing a decrease of 91,687 subscribers, compared to the same period of last year. mService revenue decreased by 9.8 percent on an organic basis, as compared to same quarter of last year following the significant decrease of mobile termination rates, by 69 percent, effective April 1st, 2014. Excluding the impact of mobile termination rates, Vodafone Romania’s service revenue increased by 2.6 percent, as compared to same period of last year, on an organic basis. mAt June 30th, 2014, postpaid customers represented 41.6 percent, and prepaid customers 58.4 percent of the total mobile base. The postpaid base increase by 1.1 percentage points quarter to quarter, and by 1.2 percentage points as compared to same period, last year.  Smartphone penetration in the base increased by 5.4 percentage points in the quarter ended June 30th, 2014, compared to same period of last year.

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