More bad news for telcos and the demise of landline business

Some 24 percent of households in the European Union have ditched their fixed telephone lines in favor of cellphones, and an astounding 39 percent of homes is new member states—especially former Bloc countries where infrastructure was, shall we say, substandard at best—have gone mobile. Those finding from an EU survey of 27,000 homes in 27 EU countries offer a pretty stark forecast for telcos in  the years ahead.

Some other factoids:

  • Finland (61 percent) and Portugal (48 percent) have seen the highest flight from landline use
  • Of European households with Internet connections, 22 percent use their PC for making phone calls. Latvia, Lithuania and Czech Republic lead in the category with more than 50 percent.
  • Nearly half of all European households have access to the Internet, with most connected households accessing the Internet via an ADSL line.

For more:
See the full text of the EU-wide household survey

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