In the Q2 of 2006 the number of mobile phone subscriptions increased 41,000 to 9.5 million, well under the increase of 501,000 in the same period a year earlier. Market penetration reached 93.8%. However, the number of pre-paid card subscribers fell 72,000 as more people switched to post-paid packages. Mobile phone users made 14% more calls in Q2 2006 than in the same period a year earlier and they talked 26% longer, using their phones for an average 314 minutes per month. The average length per call also increased, by 10%. The number of landline subscriptions continued to decrease in Q2 2006, falling 121,000 in the twelve months to June 30, 2006 and 15,000 in April-June to 3.4 million. Landline penetration fell to 33.8% by the end of June, partly because of a pickup in VOIP services. Landline subscribers made calls totaling an average 647 minutes per month in Q2 2006, 9% fewer minutes than in the same period a year earlier. The average length of a landline calls was 3.3 minutes, but only 2.8 minutes excluding internet usage. The number of calls decreased 11% in a year, while the average length increased 9%. (Mti-Eco)
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