Telkom Mobile shows huge growth – But it is still far behind MTN and Vodacom

Telkom has published its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2018, detailing its updated mobile subscriber numbers.

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

The number of subscribers on Telkom Mobile showed impressive growth, increasing by 30.2% over the past year to reach over 5 million.

Telkom also saw a massive increase in the amount of data traffic on its mobile network.

Mobile subscribers

Telkom’s financial results for the year ended 31 March 2018 reflected an active mobile subscriber base of 5.2 million, comprising 1.5 million post-paid and 3.7 million prepaid customers.

MTN’s latest update showed it had 29.8 million mobile subscribers in South Africa.

Vodacom’s latest financial results showed it had 41.6 million local subscribers.

Cell C’s financial results for the year ended 31 December 2017 show it had 16.3 million active subscribers.

Mobile Subscribers
Vodacom 41.6 million
MTN 29.8 million
Cell C 16.3 million
Telkom 5.2 million

Now read: Massive growth for Telkom Mobile

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