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Regulation by the EU has helped the price of broadband come down across the member states, according to a recent report.
The 13th Progress Report on the Single Telecoms Market reveals that in general broadband prices have decreased while the speed available on the networks has risen.
A similar trend has been seen in fixed telephony prices, which are now stablishg after falling by about 0.3 per cent in 2007.
The report also noted that the mobile phone and mobile network market is still growing.
Figures even revealed that consumers are starting to have multiple phones, as demonstrated by the fact that penetration has reached 111.8 per cent, up from 103.2 per cent.
The amount of mobile phone providers offering 3G networks now outnumbers the amount of providers offering the 2G services.
However, the report also showed that most European subscribers still favoured the fixed phone line network of the incumbent, noting that only 13.5 per cent use an alternate provider for direct access.
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