Number Of Subscribers To Mobile-Telephone Operators Down By 1.3% To 53.9 Million In Q4

In October-December 2010, the number of subscribers to Ukrainian mobile-telephone operators shrank by 1.3% or 0.683 million to 53.920 million (as of refined data, the number of subscribers in the third quarter made up 54.603 million).

The State Statistics Service announced this in a statement, a copy of which Ukrainian News has obtained.

In particular, among the population 30.167 million people are subscribers, that is by 1.8% less, compared with the third quarter of 2010.

According to data of the State Statistics Service, for Kyiv falls 8.635 million of subscribers or 16.01% of the total number; for Donetsk region — 5.235 million or 9.71%, for Dnipropetrovsk region — 3.551 million or 6.59%, for Odesa region — 2.636 million or 4.89%, and for Kharkiv region — 3.414 million or 6.33%.

In 2010, the number of subscribers to Ukrainian mobile-telephone operators decreased by 2.5% compared with 2009, from 55.321 million to 53.920 million.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, in 2009, the number of subscribers to Ukrainian mobile-telephone operators fell by 0.6% compared with 2008, from 55.682 million to 55.321 million.

According to the iKS-Consulting agency, in 2008 the number of the mobile-telephone operators’ subscribers in Ukraine rose by 0.6% or 0.32 million compared with the previous year, to 55.9 million.

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