Maldivian mobile broadband users exceed 200,000

9 Nov 2015

The Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM) has reported that the number of mobile broadband subscribers exceeded the 200,000 mark in the third quarter of 2015, with the total reaching 217,801 at the end of September, compared to 196,204 three months earlier and 136,625 at the end of 3Q14. Fixed broadband subscribers stood at 21,413 as of 30 September 2015, up slightly from 20,458 twelve months earlier. According to the regulator, mobile telephony customers in the Maldives grew 9.2% from 656,065 to 716,725 over the same period, with pre-paid users accounting for the majority (88.4%, or 633,348) of wireless users at end-September 2015. By comparison, the CAM reported that the number of fixed telephony lines in service (including payphones) fell from 23,021 in 3Q14 to 22,210 a year later.

Maldives, Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM)