H3G takes more than half of UK music download market this year

28 Mar 2006

Hutchison 3G UK (H3G) says it has sold a million music tracks since launching its audio download service in December 2005, with more than 200,000 tracks being downloaded per month. The company said data from the Official Charts Company (OCC), the body that compiles the UK’s music charts, showed that its service accounted for 53% of the mobile audio track download market since the start of 2006. H3G’s video download sales are not considered eligible for inclusion in the charts by the OCC. H3G relies heavily on revenues from value added services to help counteract the heavy handset subsidies and low monthly tariffs it offers new users.

United Kingdom, Hutchison 3G UK (Three UK)