SingTel's aggregate mobile base reaches 136m

13 Aug 2007

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) reported 136.35 million aggregate mobile subscribers in the region at the end of June 2007. SingTel and its associates added a net 12.6 million new customers in the three-month period with Bharti (India) and Telkomsel (Indonesia) reporting the strongest growth rates. Bharti signed up a record 5.6 million net new additions in the April-June period to lift its subscriber base to 42.7 million, while Telkomsel added 3.9 million customers to end June with 42.8 million users. In addition, the Indonesian operator reported a 31% quarter-on-quarter rise in 3G subscribers to 2.8 million.

In its home market, SingTel performed steadily adding 124,000 new users (of which 108,000 were pre-paid) to end the period with 1.95 million. The unit also reported strong demand for 3G services with the number of registered users climbing by 17% to 544,000 in the period under review. Elsewhere, SingTel Optus (Australia) reported year-on-year growth of 3.8% (65,000 net new customers) to end June with 6.8 million mobile users.