56.1 Million Mobile Subscriptions and 13 Million Internet Users in the Kingdom by the end of Q3 2011

​The total number of mobile subscriptions grew to around 56.1 million by the end of Q3 2011, with the penetration rate standing at 198%. Prepaid subscriptions constitute the majority (over 87%) of all mobile subscriptions, which is in line with the trend in other similar markets around the world.  
Fixed telephone lines stood at 4.52 million by the end of Q3 2011, of which around 3.34 million or 73% were residential lines. This represents a household teledensity of around 67%, while the population teledensity is around 15.9% or 159 telephone lines for every 1000 inhabitants. 
The number of Internet users grew from around 1 million in 2001 to an estimated 13 million at the end of Q3 2011. Internet penetration increased to 46% of the population by the end of Q3 2011.
  • Publish Date:
  • 29/01/1433H  
  • Corresponding:
  • 12/24/2011
  • Newspaper:
  • CITC Newspaper
  • Issue Number:
  • 009