Users switch away from fixed line services

5 Jun 2006

According to a survey from the Irish telecommunications regulator ComReg, fixed line telephony is no longer the main focus of telecoms access for the population and more users are switching to mobiles to make and receive calls. The report found that just 70% of people now have a fixed line phone at home, compared with 80% in 2003. Meanwhile of those interviewed, some 84% had a mobile phone. ‘Household penetration of landline telephone services varies according to the profile of the respondent. Younger respondents, those from lower income groups and those who live in rented accommodation are least likely to have a fixed line subscription in the home,’ said ComReg.The regulator’s survey also found that 82% of fixed line users are eircom customers.

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