European mobile in Q2 2017

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European mobile in Q2 2017

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European mobile in Q2 2017
European mobile service revenue growth witnessed a rare growth spike this quarter with growth rising to 0.5%, likely due in large part to the reduced impact this quarter from the European roaming cut regulation, but also helped by a slight softening of MTR cuts and continued ‘more-for-more’ price increases
In the upcoming September quarter this roaming regulation holiday will end and the full impact of ‘free roaming’ will be felt, with the impact intensified by the quarter containing the main summer holiday season, thus the spike in mobile service revenue growth is likely to more-than-reverse
‘Worry free’ data has always had consumer appeal, but it appears to have also reached operator appeal given its improved economics, and given its reported success at improving ARPUs we expect zero-rated launches to continue