MTN subscribers in South Africa spending more money

MTN has published its quarterly update for the period ended 31 March 2017, which shows that average revenue per user (ARPU) in South Africa has increased significantly over the last year.

Comparing the first quarter of 2016 to 2017, ARPU across prepaid and postpaid subscribers in South Africa increased by 9.4% – from R83.10 to R90.88.

Subscriber numbers increased from 30 million to 30.2 million (less than 0.51%) between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017.

Year-over-year, average revenue from local postpaid MTN subscribers was down 3.3%, at R149.58.

However, when telemetry is excluded, postpaid ARPU climbs to R276.36 – a 6.8% increase over last year.

Prepaid ARPU in Q1 2016 was R68.30. This climbed to R70.83 in 2017 – a 3.7% increase.

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