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| 12 June, 2018

Saudi mobile subscribers rose by 4.5% in Q1 2018

Number of subscribers in mobile telecommunication services in Saudi Arabia reached 42 mln in the first quarter of 2018

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A woman speaks on the phone in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 2, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A woman speaks on the phone in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 2, 2017.

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Riyadh –   Number of subscribers in mobile telecommunication services in Saudi Arabia rose 4.5% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to Q4-17, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) said.

Subscribers reached 42 million by the end of Q1-18, up from 40.2 million by the end of Q4-17, the CITC’s quarterly bulletin showed.

The Saudi telecom body’s bulletin further revealed that operating landlines hit 3.72 million by the end of Q1-18, compared to 3.64 million by the end of Q4-17.

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The number of subscribers on broadband services through telecommunication networks hit 29.3 million by the end of Q1-18, versus 28.8 million subscribers by the end of Q4-17.

Source: Mubasher

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