Mobile broadband subs exceed 80,000 in Q1

26 Apr 2013

The Communications Authority of Maldives reports that the island nation ended March 2013 with a total of 574,211 mobile subscribers – compared to 539,792 twelve months earlier – of which the majority (87.6%, or 503,030) were pre-paid customers. The regulator said that fixed broadband subscribers reached 19,594 at 31 March 2013 (up from 17,140 a year earlier), while mobile broadband customers totalled 81,735 (60,215). The number of fixed telephony lines (including payphones) fell from 25,306 to 24,118 over the twelve-month period.