Orange sees modest mobile growth while 3G surges

Orange sees modest mobile growth while 3G surges

 

Orange UK saw modest mobile growth of 0.4% to £1.08bn, while data revenues and 3G have seen a surge on last year. The network reported its results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2009 today (29 April).

 

Orange UK’s total revenues were down 0.6% to £1.12bn, compared with the same period in 2008. Data now accounts for 24.8% of revenues – up 3.3% on last year.

 

Meanwhile, the operator added 125,000 pay monthly customers, taking its total base to 16.8 million – 9 million prepay, 6.6 million pay monthly and 977,000 broadband customers. Orange saw an 82% increase in 3G customers on Q1 2008, to a total base of 3.8m

 

Customer ARPU was £271 – up £3 on the first quarter of last year. The network’s MVNO base quadrupled in one year to 585,000, compared with 137,000 in Q1 2008.

 

Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today

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