Record number of text messages at year-end
The number of mobile subscriptions continued to grow in the second half of the year, although much slower than during the first six months of the year. Instead, the number of pay-monthly data transmission subscriptions in the mobile network and unexpectedly, the number of text and multimedia messages sent continued to grow clearly. As many as 40% of mobile subscriptions had pay-monthly data transmission service.
A record number of text and multimedia messages were sent. After a moderate increase at the beginning of the year, the number of text and multimedia messages sent accelerated by 10% from July to December. The figures contain the messages sent by both consumers and companies. There is no evidence that the strong popularity of data transmission services would put an end to the use of the more traditional mobile services.
Broadband subscriptions gained popularity in fixed and mobile networks.