Arab cellular lines rose by 17% in first nine months of 2009

14 April 2010

Egypt's MobiNil and Vodafone, and STC of Saudi Arabia were the largest Arab cellular operators in terms of subscriber bases by end of September 2009, according to a new report by research and consulting firm Arab Advisors Group. The number of mobile subscribers in the Arab world grew 16.6% to 241.3 million by the end of September 2009, from 206.9 million at year-end 2008, the report said. The UAE recorded the highest cellular penetration rate by September 2009 which stood at an estimated 193.5% followed by Saudi Arabia at 165.5%.

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