51,6 million mobile subscriptions and 11,4 million internet users in the kingdom by the end of 2010

​The total number of mobile subscriptions grew to around 51.6 million by the end of 2010, with penetration at 186%. Prepaid subscriptions constitute the majority (88%) of all mobile subscriptions, in line with the trend in other similar markets around the world.
Fixed telephone lines stood at 4.16 million by the end of 2010, of which around 3.1 million or 75% were residential lines. This represents a household teledensity of around 66.7%, Population teledensity is around 15% or 150 telephone lines for every 1000 inhabitants.
The number of Internet users grew from around 1 million in 2001 to an estimated 11.4 million at the end of 2010; this corresponds to a CAGR of around 31% over the nine years period (2001-2010). Internet penetration increased to 41% of the population by the end of 2010.

  • Publish Date:
  • 09\04\1432H  
  • Corresponding:
  • 3/14/2011
  • Newspaper:
  • CITC Newspaper
  • Issue Number:
  • 006