Potraz Second Quarter 2019 Sector Performance Report Major Highlights

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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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