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UAE telecom subscribers hit 23.64m in 2019

ABU DHABI, February 10, 2020

The number of telecommunications subscribers in UAE mobile, fixed-line and data services amounted to 23.64 million in 2019, a media report said.

The number of mobile phone subscribers reached around 18,278,817, which equals to 204.3 lines per 100 inhabitants last year, reported Emirates news agency Wam, citing statistics released recently by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA).

Prepaid-service subscribers numbered 14,655,021 in the reference year, while post-paid service mobile subscribers reached 3,623,796.

Mobile phone services account for 77 percent of the revenues of the country's main operators, Etisalat Group and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company.

Up to 3,016,318 people subscribed in internet services until August, while fixed-line subscribers hit 2,345,578.


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