Overall industry retail revenues for Q3 2019 totalled €883 million. There were 1,454,925 fixed broadband subscriptions this quarter which was an increase of 0.7% from Q2 2019 and an increase of 2.5% compared to Q3 2018. Overall voice traffic volumes decreased by 1.0% this quarter.
Communications and the Consumer Price Index
Figure 1 shows the monthly change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the communications sub-component from September 2017 to September 2019.
At the end of Q3 2019 the CSO weighting for the communications basket was 2.96%12 of the total
CPI, down from 3.04% in September 2018.
Using December 2016 as the base period, overall communications prices have decreased over the last 12 months. Since Q3 2018 communication prices have decreased by 6.7 percentage points, while the overall CPI has increased by 0.9 of a percentage point.