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Mobile subscriptions post minor growth while internet users grow to 33.2m in February

Ministry records a 30% growth rate in mobile phone internet users


The number of mobile subscriptions increased from 94.1 million users in January to 94.6 million users in February, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology at the end of last week.

According to the report, the mobile subscriptions index recorded 0.48% growth in February compared to January, whereas it has declined by 1.1% in a comparison with the same period in 2015.

On the other hand, the report has shown a significant increase in the number of internet users, increasing from 26.2 million users in January to 33.2 million users in February.

The ministry’s indexes have shown a significant increase in the number of mobile phone internet users, where the number of subscribers increased from 19.7 million users in January to 25.7 million users in February 2016, a growth rate of 30%.

The number of internet users using USB modems increased from the 2.7 million users registered in January to 3.6 million users in February, a growth rate of 30.1%.

According to the report, the number of asymmetric digital subscriber line users increased from 3.8 million users in January to 3.93 million users in February, a growth of 3.4%.

The number of landline users declined from 6.3 million users in January to 6.2 million users in February, a 2% decline.

 

Topics: internet users

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