New study says mobile penetration will plateau in 2008

16 Oct 2006

Cellular penetration in Sri Lanka is expected to plateau at 38% in 2008 as a result of delays in resolving regulatory disputes over interconnection issues and the management of frequency spectrum, according to a new research report published Wednesday. Growth in the mobile market has been impressive in recent years with the total number of users reaching 4.133 million at the end of June 2006, up from 2.19 million in December 2004, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database. The increase has been fuelled by falling handset prices and attractive tariff packages, which have helped cellular penetration climb to 21.5% in June, up from 16.8% at the start of the year.

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