Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom – Mobile subscriber numbers

South Africa’s mobile networks all recently released their latest financial results, detailing their mobile subscriber figures.

As listed companies, it is a requirement for Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom to release these figures.

Cell C also released its annual financial results earlier this year, despite not being required to do so.

This allows us to compare the number of mobile subscribers per network in South Africa.

South African mobile subscribers

Telkom’s results for the year ended 31 March 2017 showed it had 3.999 million active mobile subscribers, comprised of 2.772 million prepaid users and 1.227 million post-paid users.

Cell C subscriber numbers from 14 March showed an active subscriber base of 15.3 million users.

Vodacom’s financial results for the year ended 31 March 2017 showed it had 37.1 million active subscribers.

MTN’s results for the quarter ended 31 March 2017 showed an active subscriber count of 30.2 million users in SA.

Mobile Subscribers
Vodacom 37.1 million
MTN 30.2 million
Cell C 15.3 million
Telkom 4.0 million

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