The Communications Market 2010: UK
Total communications industry revenue fell for the first time
Overall communications revenues fell by 2% year on year to £52.8 billion as income in each of the three communications industries contracted during 2009. Telecoms revenue fell by 2.7% to £40.6bn, the first year-on-year fall in recent history; the reduction was driven largely by the first-ever reduction in retail revenues from mobile services (-3.5%). Despite growing revenue from subscription television services, TV revenues declined by 0.4% to £11.1bn, reflecting a 9.6% contraction in net advertising revenue to £3.1bn. Radio industry income also fell over the year, by 4%, to £1.09bn, driven largely by commercial radio revenues falling by 11.5% to £432m.