OECD Communications Outlook 2009

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Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, according to the latest OECD Communications Outlook. The highest prices were found in Canada, Spain and the United States.

The OECD Communications Outlook reveals that between 2006 and 2008 mobile phone call prices fell on average by 21 percent for low usage consumers, by 28 percent for medium usage and by 32 percent for subscribers with the highest consumption patterns. The share of telecommunications sector revenue from mobile phone use had reached 41 percent in OECD countries by 2008. The decline in operators’ revenue from fixed telephone lines has, however, been slowed by the expansion of high-speed broadband Internet as subscribers generally keep a fixed line to receive the service.

Access a free in-depth summary of the report here.