Optus continues post-paid growth momentum

Optus continues post-paid growth momentum

SingTel Group’s mobile customer base reaches 445 million

Telco service provider, Optus, is continuing its post-paid growth momentum with net additions of 82,000 this quarter.

This includes a one-off reduction of 33,000 to a wholesale service provider’s customer base.

Excluding this adjustment, the total amount of post-paid customer net additions this quarter were 115,000.

Its uptake of pre-paid customers remained stable at 4.29 million.

According to Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), the net additions for the full year was 421,000, bringing Optus’ total mobile customer base to 9.49 million. The statistic was up five per cent from a year ago.

On the other hand, post-paid customers comprised 55 per cent of the total base, up two per cent from last year.

It stated that its 3G customer base increased to 6.63 million, a six per cent hike from last quarter. This included a base of 1.58 million wireless broadband customers, a surge of 23 per cent from a year ago.

SingTel also announced that the group posted another quarter of strong growth in customer acquisitions.

As of March 31, the group had a total mobile customer base of 445 million, up 11 per cent or 42.9 million from the same time last year.

In Singapore, SingTel’s total mobile customer base grew by 8.3 per cent from a year ago to 3.58 million.

Full year net additions in the post-paid segment lifted the total post-paid customer base by 9.6 per cent to 1.95 million.

In the pre-paid segment, its customer base grew by 6.7 per cent to 1.63 million.

Airtel’s total mobile customer base grew as well – with a customer base growth of 19.1 million in India and an increase of 8.9 million customers in Africa.

Telkomsel’s total mobile customer base stood at 110 million, up 10.5 million or 11 per cent.

SingTel will soon announce the results of its Q4 performance on May 10.

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