Time series data is most helpful when trying to assess the underlying major trends in telecommunications. New data from New Zealand’s Commerce Commission simply confirms global trends in developed markets.
Not adjusted for inflation, New Zealand connectivity provider revenue has climbed slowly between 2010 and 2019, driven by slowly-growing mobile revenues and slowly-declining fixed network revenues. That is the general pattern globally.
Fiber to the premises now is the dominant fixed network access technology, but fixed wireless also represents 11 percent of the installed base of connections. The number of customers buying both internet access and voice have dropped, as have the number of households buying voice service.
On the other hand, the number of households buying only internet access is growing. More than 46 percent of household fixed-line connections now have no fixed network voice service.