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