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Telestyrelsen releases H1 2009 telecoms stats

16 Nov 2009

Denmark’s telecoms regulator, the National IT and Telecom Agency (Telestyrelsen), has published industry statistics for the six months ended 30 June 2009, reporting 2.25 million fixed telephony subscriptions, down from 2.67 million at the same date a year earlier. Meanwhile, the number of fixed network IP-telephony subscriptions reached 603,000 at the end of the first half of 2009, up from 420,000 a year earlier and almost doubling in the space of two years. The number of fixed broadband subscriptions rose 24,000 or a little more than 1% in the first half of 2009 to 2.05 million. The overall growth was mainly attributed to the rise in fibre-based subscriptions which saw an increase of 19,000 in the first half of 2009 to 120,000, while the number of xDSL and cable modem customers was almost unchanged in the same period, totaling 1.245 million and 541,000 respectively. At 30 June 2009 the number of mobile broadband subscribers reached 1.295 million, up from 787,000 a year earlier. Of the total, 876,000 mobile broadband subscriptions allowed voice services, while the remaining 419,000 only allowed data services via data modems, cards and dongles. In the first half of 2009 Denmark was home to 6.945 million mobile customers, compared to 6.589 million a year earlier, and representing a wireless penetration of 126%. At the same date bundled subscriptions reached 303,000, up 86% in six months. Roughly 35% of the overall growth is attributed to the increase in triple-play subscriptions, which grew nearly 80% in the first half of 2009 from 61,000 at end-2008 to 110,000 six months later.

Denmark, Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen)

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