Potraz Second Quarter 2019 Sector Performance Report Major Highlights

The following are the main sector trends for the Second Quarter Abridged Sector Report of 2019, compared to the first quarter of 2019.

  • A marginal decline of 0.1% in active fixed telephone lines from 273,330 to 273,031;
  • Marked decline in fixed voice traffic of 5.5% from 120.3 million to 113.7 million minutes;
  • Significant growth in fixed telephone revenue of 58.1% from $42.6 million to $67.3 million
  • An increase of 45.1% in fixed telephone operating costs from $41.4 million to $60 million;
  • Marginal increase in active mobile subscriptions of 1.8% from 12,134,455 to 12,354,315;
  • Marginal decline of 1.1% in mobile voice traffic from 1.4 billion to 1.39 billion minutes ;
  • Substantial decline in mobile internet/data usage of 8.2% from 10,202TB to 9,367TB;
  • Marked growth in mobile network revenues by 50.1%, from $249.9 million to $375 million against a 25.7% growth in operating costs to record $233.7 million from $185.9 million;
  • Marginal decline in active internet subscriptions of 1.1% from 8.4 million to 8.3 million;
  • Significant growth in IAP revenues of 85.1% from $74.4 to $137.7 million,against an 84.6% growth in operating costs from $60.1 to $111 million;
  • Significant growth of 64.5% in postal and courier volumes from $6.9 million to$11.3 million against a 4.9% growth in operating costs from $10.4 million to $10.9 million.

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