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Vodafone Revenues Up

Vodafone’s second-quarter revenues for the period ended 30 June 2007 are out today, with strong top-line numbers driven by its acquisition of Hutchison Essar in India.

The mobile operator said group revenue was up 7.5 percent to £8.3 billion and reported 9.1 million proportionate organic net mobile additions for the quarter, compared with 4.8 million for the same quarter last year. The total proportionate mobile customer base at 30 June 2007 was 232 million (the figure includes users from operations where Vodafone has a partial stake such as Verizon Wireless).

Mobile data up: Non-voice revenues are continuing their decline–in Europe this quarter they were down 2.4 percent on an organic basis compared to the same period last year. But non-messaging mobile data revenues in the region increased by 7.2 percent, with a figure of 6.1 percent for the group overall. This is roughly half as much growth as Vodafone had in messaging data.

Data driven by business users: Vodafone says that the majority of the growth in mobile data usage has come from the business sector rather than the consumer sector. The number of handheld business devices increased by 87 percent since June last year, and Vodafone Mobile Connect data cards are up 70 percent.

Number of 3G devices doubles: currently there are 18.5 million 3G devices in use on Vodafone’s networks. In the last quarter, there was a net-add of 2.46 million consumer devices, and 182,000 business devices.

Vodafone live! update: Vodafone says that within the 3G space it added 3.3 million customers registered for live! for 3G and the Mobile Connect data card (which works on 3G and GPRS). The operator didn’t break out live! customers specifically within that number.

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July 20, 2007 - Posted by | Best mobiles

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