53.3 million mobile subscriptions and 11,8 million internet users in the kingdom by the end of Q1 2011

The total number of mobile subscriptions grew to around 53.3 million by the end of Q1 2011 with penetration rate standing at 191%. Prepaid subscriptions constitute the majority (87%) of all mobile subscriptions. This is in line within similar market trends around the world. Fixed telephone lines stood at 4.25 million by end of Q1 2011, of which , around  3.2 million or 75% were residential lines. This represents a household teledensity of around 66.9%. The population teledensity is around 15.2% or 152 telephone lines for every 1,000 inhabitants. The number of  Internet users grew from around 1 million in 2001 to an estimated 11.8 million at the end of Q1 2011. This corresponds to a  CAGR  of around 31% over the nine years period (2001-2010). Internet penetration increased to 42% of the population by the end of Q1 2011.  

  • Publish Date:
  • 16/07/1432H  
  • Corresponding:
  • 6/18/2011
  • Newspaper:
  • CITC Newspaper
  • Issue Number:
  • 007