19 December 2013

Mobile penetration in Malta at 135%

DI-VE 11/12/2013: The mobile penetration rate in Malta stood at 134.8 per cent during the third quarter of this year, indicating that a share of individuals had more than one mobile account, statistics released by the National Statistics Office shows.

As at the end of September, internet, mobile and TV subscriptions registered increases while fixed telephone subscriptions declined, when compared to the corresponding period last year.

During the reference quarter, broadband internet subscriptions numbered 143,659, up by 5.8 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year. High speed internet connections exceeding 10 Mbps reached 117,603 and accounted for 81.9 per cent of total subscriptions. On the other hand internet subscriptions with speeds ranging from two to 10 Mbps dropped by 24 per cent. The internet subscription index as at the end of the third quarter stood at 154.4, increasing by 5.8 percentage points compared to last year’s levels.

Television subscriptions totalled 149,166, up slightly by 0.2 per cent over 2012. Digital subscriptions continued to dominate the market with 94.8 per cent of total share. Analogue subscriptions numbered 7,796, declining by 12.8 per cent when compared to...read on.