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| 12 June, 2018

UAE telecom subscriptions up 531,000 in 4 months

Mobile phone subscriptions increased by 574,480 to 20.4mln during the first four months of this year

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People shop at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai June 7, 2012. To match Feature UAE-CULTURE/ISLAMISTS  REUTERS/Ghazal Watfa

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Abu Dhabi: The number of telecommunication services subscriptions, including mobile phone and internet, grew by 531,000 to over 24.026 million at the end of April 2018, compared to around 23.495 million subscriptions at the end of December 2017.

Mobile phone subscriptions increased by 574,480 to 20.4 million during the first four months of this year, versus 19.826 subscriptions by the end of 2017, Al Bayan newspaper reported, citing statistics released by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

Prepaid subscriptions for Emirates Telecommunication Group Company (Etisalat) and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) stood at 17.046 million at the end of April, while bill payment subscriptions reached 3.35 million, data showed.

Internet subscriptions at Etisalat and du recorded 1.34 million during the four-month period, as broadband internet made up 1.34 million of total internet subscriptions.

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Meanwhile, landline internet subscriptions fell at the end of last April, reaching only 67 subscriptions.

Source: Mubasher

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