UAE posts 212k rise in Jan mobile phone users

04 Apr 2012

(MENAFN) UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said that the number of the country’s mobile phone users grew by 212,000 in January to 11.9 million, reported Emirates 24/7.

The TRA added that the UAE’s mobile phone penetration rate stood at 149.1 percent, recording one of the highest ratios in the world.

However, it said that at the end of January, the number of internet users plunged to 887,000 from nearly 1.3 million at the end of December 2011.

It is worth noting that the TRA supervises the telecom sector in the UAE.

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