Saudi's mobile phone penetration surpasses 177%

Saudi's mobile phone penetration surpasses 177%. (AP)

Saudi Arabia's mobile phone penetration rate surpassed 177 per cent in 2009, reflecting the solid 7.5 per cent rise in the telecom sector revenues to SAR 52.3 billion (Dh52.3bn) last year. The fixed-line and broadband sectors also posted penetration rate increases of 3.9 and 9.5 per cent, respectively. Analysts expect the Saudi telecom market to record strong figures in 2010 as well.

 

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