THERE were 108.4 mobile SIM cards per 100 people in Slovakia as of late September of this year, up 7.1 percent in annual terms. As of September 30, the three mobile operators in Slovakia – Orange Slovensko, Slovak Telekom and Telefónica O2 Slovakia – together recorded 5.852 million active SIM cards, a year-on-year increase of 382,000, the SITA newswire reported in mid November.
Orange reported 2.834 million active SIM cards at the end of September, followed by Slovak Telekom, which merged with T-Mobile as of July 1, with 2.237 million and Telefónica O2 Slovakia with 781,000. O2 posted a year-on-year increase of 318,000 cards and Slovak Telekom saw growth of 99,000. The number of Orange SIM cards fell by 35,000 from a year ago.
The number of people resident in Slovakia, 5.4 million, serves as the basis for the calculations. Operators’ data cover the overall number of clients, including SIM cards used in technological devices, GSM gateway operations, mobile internet services, telemetry and others, which makes it impossible to state them in terms of numbers of physical clients.
15. Nov 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff