Mobile services penetration in Slovakia rises to 117.1% at end-March.

By bne IntelliNews May 15, 2012
Mobile services penetration in Slovakia reached 117.1% at the end of March 2012, up from 116% at end-2011, mobilmania.sk reported. On an annual basis, the mobile services penetration rose by 5.5pps. The three Slovak mobile operators, Orange, Slovak Telekom and O2, had a total of 6.322 million active SIM cards on both pre-paid and post-paid services at the end of March, up by 296,000 from a year earlier. The biggest operator, France Telecom's Orange, reported 2.915 million active SIM cards at the end of March, up 1.7% y/y. Slovak Telekom, owned by Deutsche Telekom, had 2.19 million subscribers, down 1% y/y. The client base of Telefonica Slovakia, which operates under the O2 brand name, widened by 28.5% y/y to 1.217 million. The SIM card numbers include also data from virtual mobile operators Nay Mobile, Swan Mobile, Tesco Mobile and FunFon, which share the networks of the three major providers.

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