Japanese spend more on mobile services than fixed line

3 Feb 2003

According to the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, Japanese households spent more on mobile services than on fixed line telephony for the first time last year. Homes ‘headed by salaried workers’ spent an average of JPY6,159 (USD51.4) per month on cellular services, almost double the figure for 2000, but just JPY4,600 on land lines, down by around a quarter. The growing popularity of ADSL has been cited as one possible reason for the decline in spending on traditional fixed line phones.