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(MENAFN) The UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) stated that at the end of September, the number of cellphone users in the country grew to around 13.04 million, reported Emirates 24/7.

The TRA said that of the total, almost 11.39 million were subscribers in the pre-paid mobile service, whereas the remaining 1.65 million were covered by the monthly bill GSM service.

The TRA said that the increase in the number of mobile users boosted the UAE's GSM penetration rate to one of the world's highest levels, at 159 percent.

Furthermore, in the January-September period, approximately 850,000 new mobile phone users were added to the market, representing about 77 percent of the 1.1 million new subscribers in mobile, fixed lines and internet services in the UAE during the 9-month period.

It is worth noting that at the end of September, the number of total subscribers to all telecom services by both Etisalat and Du grew to 15.9 million.

 






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