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Mobile subscriptions in UAE reach 19.7m

ABU DHABI, November 2, 2017

Mobile phone subscriptions in the UAE reached 19.7 million by the end of September, reported state-run Wam, citing statistics released by Etisalat and du, the only telecommunications operators on the local market.

The figures indicate a 2.2 per cent increase in the number of subscribers in the post-paid and pre-paid mobile phone services during the first nine months of the year from 19.28 million in the same period last year.

According to the statistics, a total of 10.6 million are Etisalat subscribers and 9.11 million for du.

Mobile phone services account for more than 80 per cent of the two operators' revenues, while the rest is provided by other services, including data and fixed-line.

The revenues of the two operators amounted to Dh47.74 billion ($13 billion) during the monitored period, Dh38.18 billion of which for Etisalat and Dh9.55billion for du.

The two companies' profits stood at Dh7.7 billion, a growth of 1.3 billion over the corresponding period last year, thanks to declining operating expenses and increasing operating profits, in comparison with the last year.

Tags: UAE | du | Etisalat | Mobile subscriptions |

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