Vodafone grabbed the largest share of new customers in January, adding more than 356,800 clients that month, boosting its client base from 40.2 million in December 2016 to 40.6 million in January, according to data from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
On the other hand, the number of subscribers of Orange dropped from 33.8 million in December to 33.7 million in January, losing some 89,400 clients in one month. Etisalat obtained more clients, rising from 23.6 million clients in December to 23.8 million by the end of January 2017, with 175,000 new subscribers.
According to the indicators, the sheer number of mobile service subscribers increased by 442,500 clients in January.
The total number of mobile services reached 98.2 million in January, up from 97.7 million in December 2016.
As for ADSL, the number of subscribers grew by 17,500 clients in January, rising from 4.43 million users to 4.45 million in January. Meanwhile, subscribers to fixed lines also increased by 258,900, from 6.1 million in December 2016 to 6.3 million in January 2017.