Optus mobile customer base hits 9.41 million in Q3

Optus mobile customer base hits 9.41 million in Q3

The telco now has 1.55 million mobile broadband customers.

Optus has grown its total mobile customer base 182,000 to 9.41 million in the third quarter of its 2012 financial year.

This represented a five per cent year-on-year growth.

Numbers were gathered between September 30 and December 31, 2011.

Results were announced by Optus’ Singapore-based parent company, SingTel.

In the telco’s last quarter, it posted a 1.3 per cent mobile revenue growth to $1.5 billion, bumping up customer numbers by 131,000 to 9.23 million.

Optus’ third quarter saw postpaid customer numbers up by 13,000, up two per cent from last year. Postpaid customers now make up 54 per cent of the company’s total client base.

Its prepaid base went up by 69,000.

Optus’ 3G customers reached 6.24 million – up five per cent from last quarter – with 1.55 million of those being wireless broadband services.

The telco’s wireless broadband base jumped by 94,000.

Overall SingTel experienced a year-on-year mobile customer base growth of 13 per cent – that’s 50.7 million - to 434 million.

Last week, Optus' chief rival, Telstra, posted positive in its first half of fiscal year 2012, adding 958,000 new mobile customers in just six months.

Optus will be hosting a media conference call to discuss the results this afternoon.

More to follow.

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