Maldives reports end-March telecoms stats

25 Apr 2012

According to the latest figures from the Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM), the island ended March 2012 with a total of 539,792 mobile subscribers, of which 86.7% were pre-paid. Fixed broadband subscribers, meanwhile, totalled 17,140 at the end of the first quarter of 2012, compared to 15,601 twelve months earlier, while mobile broadband customers almost doubled from 32,485 to 60,215 over the same period. The number of fixed telephone lines (including payphones) reached 25,306 at 31 March 2012, of which the majority (18,768) were located on Male. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), a joint venture between the government of the Maldives and UK-based Cable & Wireless Communications, is the sole provider of fixed telephony services in the Maldives, but the national PTO faces competition from Wataniya Telecom Maldives in the wireless market and Focus Infocom (Raajje Online) in the island’s internet sector.

Maldives, Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM)