Fans of statistics and information overload will welcome the just-released OFCOM overview of the UK communications market for 2005. Last year's version was fantastic, and I look forward to wading through this one. Notable headlines:
- Broadband outpaces narrowband, and the average price-per-megabit for broadband has fallen 63% since 2002;
- Price declines in fixed-line telecom services in 2004 delivered savings of £20 per household on average;
- Broadband connections doubled in 2004, but broadband industry revenues rose only 6.8%, reflecting price erosion;
- Spending on communication services (TV, radio, fixed and mobile) accounts for 4% of total consumer expenditure, and in real terms expenditure per capita is one-third higher than in 2000.