Portugese regulator reports third quarter mobile figures

23 Nov 2007

Portugal’s telecoms regulator ANACOM has reported that there were 12.9 million mobile phone subscribers in the country by the end of September 2007, up by 4.4% on the previous quarter and 8.5% year-on-year. Cellular penetration reached 122.1% at the end of the third quarter, according to the watchdog, which added that around 14.9% of users had two active SIM cards, while 2.5% had three or more SIMs. 78.2% of all customers were pre-paid. Outgoing mobile call traffic in the three months ended 30 September totalled 3.5 billion minutes, up 8.5% quarter-on-quarter.