05 July 2006

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Fixed telephone subscriptions down

The internet subscription index rose by 0.2 per cent from 285.5 as at end April 2006 to 286.1 as at end May 2006. Narrowband and broadband subscriptions were respectively recorded at 47,061 and 42,808.
Statistics released by the National Statistics Office for the month of May also show that the cable and digital subscription index also rose by 0.1 per cent from 135.3 in April this year to 135.5.
In absolute terms, the total of cable and digital subscriptions reached 108,819. An increase of 0.2 per cent was recorded over the previous month. In the month under review analogue subscriptions decreased by 0.8 per cent while digital subscriptions increased by 1.6 per cent.
During May an increase of 0.4 per cent was recorded in the mobile subscription index. The number of mobile telephone subscriptions reached 327,032 in absolute terms.
As at end May 2006 the fixed telephone subscription index decreased by 0.2 from the previous month.
In the month under review VOIP minutes were estimated at around 0.8 million. The pager subscription index decreased by 0.1 per cent.

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