Broadband getting faster, mobile charges falling: ComReg

Thursday 12 September 2013 13.29
Ireland's mobile penetration rate at the end of June was 118.3%
Ireland's mobile penetration rate at the end of June was 118.3%

In its latest report on the Irish telecommunications market regulator ComReg says broadband speeds are increasing.

It also says that by the end of June this year broadband penetration was at 65%, including mobile and fixed products.

The mobile market accounted for 73.7% of voice and internet subscriptions.

Average Revenue Per User for mobile services between April and June was €27 per month, down from €29 in the same months in 2012.

The drop in revenue per user is partly due to lower priced mobile plans and increased sales of bundled products.

There were 5,438,144 mobile service subscriptions at the end of June, a fall of 0.3% on the previous three months.

Ireland's mobile penetration rate for the three months was 118.3%.