Mobile subscriber numbers in South Africa

South Africa’s mobile networks are all growing their subscriber numbers, with Telkom the latest network to reveal its most recent figures.

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

Cell C also released its subscriber numbers at the 2017 MyBroadband Conference, despite not being required to do so.

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

Mobile subscribers

Telkom’s interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2017 show it had 4.3 million active mobile subscribers.

This comprises 3 million prepaid and 1.3 million post-paid users.

The table below details the latest available subscriber numbers for South Africa’s mobile networks.

Mobile Subscribers
Vodacom 40.0 million
MTN 30.9 million
Cell C “Over 16 million”
Telkom 4.3 million

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Mobile subscriber numbers in South Africa