Number of Subscribers to Mobile-Telephone Operators down by 1% to 54.8 Million in Q1

mobilnaya-svyazIn January-March, the number of subscribers to Ukrainian mobile-telephone operators fell by 1% or 541,000 to 54.780 million, compared to the fourth quarter of 2009 (according to the refined data, the number of subscribers in the third quarter made up 55.321 million).

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

In particular, among the population 31.627 million people are subscribers, that is by 1.5% less, compared with the fourth quarter of 2009 (according to the refined data, the number of subscribers in the fourth quarter made up 32.1 million).

According to data of the State Statistics Committee, for Kyiv falls 8.849 million of subscribers or 16.15% of the total number; for the Donetsk region — 5.511 million or 10.06%, for the Dnipropetrovsk region — 3.215 million or 5.87%, for the Odesa region — 2.749 million or 5.02%, and for the Kharkiv region — 3.571 million or 6.52%.

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 specified data.

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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