Thursday, 12 March 2009
MVNO sales to increase in a sluggish Dutch market - The Netherlands
According to the Netherlands based publisher Telecompaper, the Netherlands’ mobile services market reported a 1 percent increase in 2008 revenues, to a total of EUR 6.37 billion (USD 8.10 billion), mainly attributed to the 20.9 percent annual growth in text messaging and data services. The revenue growth declined from an annual growth rate of 5 percent in 2007, owing to continued price pressure on voice services and sluggish growth in non-voice revenues, especially messaging. SIM-only and MVNO sales are expected to increase as more customers start looking for low priced options.