Friday, March 30, 2012

2010 International Telecommunications Data

“2010 International Telecommunications Data.” Strategic Analysis and Negotiations Division, Multilateral Negotiations and Industry Analysis Branch, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission. October 31, 2011.

From the Press Release: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today released an annual report entitled 2010 International Telecommunications Data regarding international message telephone, private line and miscellaneous services between the United States and other countries.

Statistical Findings
  • The per-minute charge to U.S. consumers for this traffic fell 19% from $0.08 per minute in 2009 to $0.06 per minute in 2010. From 2000 to 2010, the charge has decreased 87%, from $0.47 per minute to $0.06 per minute.
  • International “U.S.-billed” traffic – primarily traffic originating in the United States – decreased 14.5%, from 72.9 billion minutes in 2009 to 62.4 billion minutes in 2010. This is the first year there has been a decrease in U.S. – billed minutes of this magnitude.
  • Of the top ten countries with the most U.S.-billed minutes, India was the only country where traffic increased in 2010. U.S.–billed minutes to India increased 17% from 13.6 billion in 2009 to 15.9 billion in 2010.
  • Total U.S.-billed revenues for international telephone, private line and other miscellaneous services (e.g., frame relay/ATM, packet switching, switched Ethernet, TDM/TDMA, virtual private network, and virtual private line decreased collectively 30%, from $6.6 billion in 2009 to $4.6 billion in 2010. Read more