The Sultanate’s total number of post-paid fixed telephone lines registered a growth of 1.1% as at the end of February 2016 to stand at 328,811 compared to 325,083 lines as at the end of December 2015.
Subscribers of various fixed telephone lines witnessed a rise by 1.4% to stand at 441,102 as at the end of February 2016. Subscribers of mobile service stood at 6,611,895 at the same period, comprising a decline by 0.5% whereas the number of active mobile broadband subscribers stood at 3,267,291 according to the figures issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
Fixed prepaid telephone lines witnessed a growth at 4.5% taking the total to 58,514.
The number of pre-paid public telephones remained unchanged at 6,801 lines whereas the number of integrated service digital networks and wireless fixed lines slightly declined.
NCSI statistics pointed out that the number of mobile subscribers stood at 6,611,895 as at the end of February 2016. Pre-paid mobile subscribers represented the largest number of the total subscribers to stand at 6,021,576.
The number of mobile internet subscribers stood at 2,707,000 as at the end of February 2016 including 2,705,000 as post-paid mobile internet subscribers.
The NCSI figures also highlighted a 4.5% growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers to reach 243,715 compared with the end of December 2015.