SingTel’s regional mobile base tops 100 million subscribers

7 Nov 2006

SingTel says that strong growth in its Indian and Indonesian associates has helped push its regional subscriber base above the 100 million mark, the company said on Tuesday. SingTel reported 100.8 million mobile phone customers at the end of September, up 36% year-on-year, with the strongest growth coming from Bharti and Telkomsel. SingTel has a 30.49% interest in Bharti and a 35% stake in Telkomsel, Indonesia’s biggest mobile operator. Bharti ended September with 27.1 million users, up a record 92% year-on-year, while Telkomsel customers jumped 38% to 32.5 million in the same period. Its Ozzie subsidiary SingTel Optus reported an annual rise of 8.5% to 6.6 million, while at home, SingTel ended the period with 1.7 million users, with a net gain of 81,000 in the quarter.

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