The number of internet users increased by 8.8% in October, compared to September—from 33.9 million customers in September to 63.9 million customers in October, an increase of approximately 3 million customers, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
The report signaled a growth in the number of ADSL internet users amounting to 4.51 million users in October compared to 4.41 million in September, an increase of 100,000 users.
According to the report, the number of mobile internet users grew from 26.18 million users in September to reach 29.12 million in October, an increase of 2.9 million users.
On the other hand, the number of USB internet users fell from 3.34 million users to 3.33 million users, a decline of about 10,000 users.
The mobile communication services sector increased its client base by about 970,100 new subscribers in October, rising from 96.2 million subscribers in September to 97.2 million subscribers in October. Etisalat was the biggest winner with over 671,400 new subscribers in that month, registering 23.69 million subscribers in October, up from 23 million in September.
Orange was able to attract 198,900 new customers during October reaching 33.69 million clients, up from 33.4 million in September. Vodafone received 100,500 new customers, increasing their customer base from 39.7 million subscribers in September to 39.8 million subscribers in October.