Telkom Mobile’s billion-rand growth

Telkom latest financial results show that its mobile division saw strong growth.

Mobile service revenue was up 43.2% to almost R2.3 billion, thanks to strong subscriber growth and an increase in the average revenue per user.

Telkom said it increased its active mobile subscriber base by 35.9% to 4,364,508 over the past year, while the number of mobile broadband subscribers went up by 25.2%.

“The strong mobile growth which boosted the group’s performance was underpinned by an expansion of our network, distribution, and the launch of innovative products which were well received by our customers,” said Telkom.

Launched as 8.ta in October 2010, Telkom’s mobile division has undergone several transformations over the past seven years.

Although it is dwarfed by Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C, Telkom has achieved impressive growth in the competitive mobile market – shown by the graphs below.


Telkom mobile subscribers – 2011 to 2017

Telkom Mobile active subscribers 2011-2017


Telkom mobile broadband subscribers – 2014 to 2017

Including smartphone users.

Telkom Mobile broadband subscribers 2014-2017


Telkom mobile service revenue

Includes revenue from mobile voice and subscriptions, mobile interconnection, and mobile data.

Telkom Mobile service revenue 2013-2017


Telkom mobile data revenue

Telkom Mobile broadband revenue 2013-2017


Now read: Well done Telkom

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