Mobile subscribers reach 1.25m at mid-2015

10 Sep 2015

Timor-Leste’s General Directorate of Statistics has reported that the country ended June 2015 with a total of 1.25 million mobile customers, including 145,085 3G network users. Timor Telecom (TT), which held a monopoly on the provision of wireless services from its launch on 1 March 2003 until the licensing of two new players in mid-2012, remained the market leader with a total of 620,204 subscribers at the end of Q2 2015 (down slightly from 624,312 three months earlier), including 7,592 3G customers. Vietnamese-owned cellco Viettel Timor-Leste (operating as Telemor) had signed up 470,730 mobile users since its launch in April 2013, of which 87,493 were 3G network users, while Indonesian-owned Telin Timor-Leste (Telkomcel) reported a total of 160,000 customers at mid-2015, including 50,000 3G subscribers.