UK Internet Growth slows?
Financial Times report.
“The growth of internet traffic across UK telephone networks slowed sharply in the first nine months of last year, according to figures to be released by Oftel, the telecommunications regulator.
Internet calls accounted for 32bn minutes in the three months to the end of September, against 29.5bn in the quarter to March. This rise of 8.5 per cent compares with the 50 per cent increase during the same period in 2000, when the internet surge was at its peak.
Nick Collins, market information manager, said: “The rate of growth has slowed, but that is because the market has gone from nothing a few years ago to account for more than 40 per cent of all telecoms traffic last year. ”