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.