SingTel had 112 million regional mobile subscribers at end-2006

7 Feb 2007

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) reported 112 million regional mobile subscribers at the end of December 2006, up 11.5 million quarter-on-quarter, the highest quarterly growth recorded by the company. SingTel’s domestic operations combined with its Optus subsidiary in Australia and five regional associates, reported growth of 44% in the fiscal fourth quarter, with the best performance coming from Bharti Airtel in India and Telkomsel in Indonesia. At the end of the year Bharti controlled 32 million subscribers, having added 4.9 million in Q4, while Telkomsel signed up an additional 3.1 million new users to lift its customer base to 35.6 million. Elsewhere, Optus added 76,000 net new additions to end with 6.68 million subscribers, while at home, SingTel reported a net increase of 66,000 customers and 1.76 million overall.