SingTel – BT

Boost for SingTel’s mobile subscriber base

Its regional mobile subscribers up 34% y-o-y in Q2

A SUBSCRIBER boom at overseas associates Bharti and Telkomsel helped lift Singapore Telecommunications’ regional mobile subscriber base to 351 million in the second quarter, up 34 per cent from a year ago.

For the three months ended June 30, the company’s largest overseas associate Bharti added 74.6 million customers from the same period in 2009 to bring its mobile base to 177 million.

This was helped by the addition of 36.4 million customers in Africa after Bharti had successfully acquired MTN’s mobile operations across 15 African markets during the quarter.

SingTel’s Indonesian associate Telkomsel also turned in a strong quarter with its subscriber tally climbing 16 per cent from last year to 88.3 million.

Telkomsel added 6.4 million mobile customers in Q2, a marked improvement from a mere 307,000 in the preceding quarter.

Thailand’s AIS also saw a year-on-year improvement with its mobile base growing 8 per cent to 30 million in the second quarter.

Bangladesh’s PBTL on the other hand, added 33,000 more subscribers from 2009 to bring its tally to nearly two million.

However, customer numbers waned across SingTel’s remaining overseas associates Globe and Warid.

In the Philippines, Globe saw its mobile base shrink 2 per cent year-on-year to 24.6 million in Q2. Warid’s subscriber tally fell 5 per cent to 16.9 million.

SingTel’s Australian subsidiary Optus added 190,000 mobile users in Q2 to lift its base to 8.7 million.

On the home front, SingTel added 122,000 more cellular subscribers from last year as customers continue to lap up newfangled smartphones from handset makers such as Apple, Samsung and HTC.

The firm continues to lead the local mobile market with 3.11 million subscribers in the second quarter.

SingTel – BT

Boost for SingTel’s mobile subscriber base

Its regional mobile subscribers up 34% y-o-y in Q2

A SUBSCRIBER boom at overseas associates Bharti and Telkomsel helped lift Singapore Telecommunications’ regional mobile subscriber base to 351 million in the second quarter, up 34 per cent from a year ago.

For the three months ended June 30, the company’s largest overseas associate Bharti added 74.6 million customers from the same period in 2009 to bring its mobile base to 177 million.

This was helped by the addition of 36.4 million customers in Africa after Bharti had successfully acquired MTN’s mobile operations across 15 African markets during the quarter.

SingTel’s Indonesian associate Telkomsel also turned in a strong quarter with its subscriber tally climbing 16 per cent from last year to 88.3 million.

Telkomsel added 6.4 million mobile customers in Q2, a marked improvement from a mere 307,000 in the preceding quarter.

Thailand’s AIS also saw a year-on-year improvement with its mobile base growing 8 per cent to 30 million in the second quarter.

Bangladesh’s PBTL on the other hand, added 33,000 more subscribers from 2009 to bring its tally to nearly two million.

However, customer numbers waned across SingTel’s remaining overseas associates Globe and Warid.

In the Philippines, Globe saw its mobile base shrink 2 per cent year-on-year to 24.6 million in Q2. Warid’s subscriber tally fell 5 per cent to 16.9 million.

SingTel’s Australian subsidiary Optus added 190,000 mobile users in Q2 to lift its base to 8.7 million.

On the home front, SingTel added 122,000 more cellular subscribers from last year as customers continue to lap up newfangled smartphones from handset makers such as Apple, Samsung and HTC.

The firm continues to lead the local mobile market with 3.11 million subscribers in the second quarter.

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