The number of fixed-line phone subscribers increased by 6.1% from 6.2 million subscribers in February 2016 to 6.6 million in February 2007, according to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
The ministry said in a report that the number of fixed-line phone subscribers increased by 3.6%, up from 6.38 million subscribers in January 2017.
According to the report, the fixed-line subscription rate compared to the population reached 7.3% in February 2017, up from 7.2% in February 2016.
Household fixed-line subscribers made up 89% of the total number of subscriptions, while commercial subscribers and the government sector accounted for the rest.
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 the ministry.
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 number of mobile service subscribers increased by 442,500 clients in January.
The total number of mobile services had reached 98.2 million in January, up from 97.7 million in December 2016.