MTN vs Vodacom subscriber numbers in South Africa

MTN has released its results for the quarter ended 30 September 2017, updating its mobile subscriber numbers.

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

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

Mobile subscribers

MTN’s latest results show it has 30.9 million subscribers in South Africa.

Vodacom’s trading update for the quarter ended 30 June 2017 showed it had 39.4 million subscribers.

Telkom’s results for the year ended 31 March 2017 show it had 3.99 million mobile subscribers.

Cell C’s chief executive for its wholesale business, Björn Flormann, recently said Cell C now has over 16 million subscribers on its network.

These figures include postpaid and prepaid subscribers.

Subscriber Numbers in SA
Vodacom 39.4 million at 30 June 2017
MTN 30.9 million at 30 September 2017
Cell C “Over 16 million” at 26 October 2017
Telkom 3.99 million at 31 March 2017

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