MTN South Africa customer base falls to 30.1 mln

Friday 22 April 2016 | 08:53 CET | News
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MTN South Africa reported a marginal decline in subscribers of 1.7 percent in the first quarter to 30.1 million at the end of March. The prepaid base declined by 1.8 percent to 24.9 million, hurt by seasonal trends following strong promotions in Q4. The postpaid base fell by 0.8 percent to 5.2 million, impacted by the alignment of the Autopage subscriber base to MTN's, the disconnection of telemetry SIMs and the expiration of legacy low-cost packages, the company said. In addition to seasonality, quarterly ARPU was impacted by the 48-hour network outage experienced in February. This had a

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Companies: MTN South Africa
Countries: South Africa
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