In 2010, telephone traffic through fixed networks sited at 66,879 million minutes, following the downward trend that started in 2002, and recording a year-on-year decrease of 3.8%. This was mainly caused by a decrease in Internet access calls that were reduced by 56% due to the expansion of broadband. The percentage of Internet access calls out of the total traffic dropped from 40.4% in 2002 to 1.7% en 2010.
The evolution of the different types of telephone traffic through fixed networks was affected by the economic context: international traffic experienced a drop of 14.1% in 2010, while mobile traffic dropped by 7.5%. On the contrary, national traffic rose by 0.5%.
Minutes used by traffic type (fixed telephony) depending on the nature of the call: metropolitan, provincial, interprovincial, fixed-mobile, intelligent network and others. Metropolitan traffic includes Internet access.
Data provided by operators in response to an information requirement by the CMT. This requirement was made to all the relevant operators who had informed about their start of activities. These are non audited data.