Wireless to top fixed line revenue in Mexico in 2006

Mexico residents will be spending more on wireless services than on traditional fixed-line services by 2006, a study predicts.

Wireless voice and data revenue will grow at a compound rate of 21 percent over the next five years, rising from US$4.4 billion in 2001 to $11.7 billion by the end of 2006, when traditional fixed-line revenue will reach $10.8 billion in México, the Yankee Group said this week.

In terms of subscriber numbers, wireless surpassed fixed line in México in 2000. In a study released last year, the Yankee Group predicted that the number of wireless subscribers in México will grow from 14.1 million in 2000 to 35.5 million by the end of 2006, or 33 percent of the country's population.

An impressive 93 percent of the country's wireless subscribers will be on prepaid plans by the end of 2006, according to this week's predictions.

News source: IDG - Wireless to top fixed line revenue in Mexico in 2006

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