February 2006
New Media Age;2/9/2006, p13
Trade Publication
The article offers telecommunication-related updates in Great Britain as of February 2006. According to the latest statistics from industry body Rajar, one in five listens to the radio regularly online and the same proportion listens to the radio through digital TV at least once a week. Eight percent of mobile phone owners tune in via their handsets while 2.3 million listen to music or other audio on their MP3 player every day. Based on a study by the Mobile Data Association, small businesses are replacing phone calls with mobile messaging. Thirty six percent of employees in small businesses send more than 21 work-related mobile messages a week, while 45% believe that encouraging employees to replace phone calls with messaging significantly saves both money and time. SoftScan also reports that the proportion of emails infected by viruses has halved in the last six months.


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