MOBILE service penetration in Slovakia reached 117.26 percent at the end of June, representing a year-on-year rise of more than 5 percentage points. As of June 30, 2012, the three Slovak mobile operators – Orange Slovensko, Slovak Telekom and Telefónica Slovakia (O2) – had a total of over 6.332 million active SIM cards, a net year-on-year increase of 275,000, the SITA newswire wrote. As of June 30, Orange had 2.880 million active SIM cards, both pre-paid and post-paid. Telekom had 2.202 million and O2 1.250 million active SIM cards. The number of active O2 SIM cards rose by 250,000 year-on-year and the number of active Orange SIM cards by 31,000. On the other hand, the number of active Telekom SIM cards dropped by 3,000. These numbers also included data from branded resellers using services provided by the three operators. These resellers were Naymobile, Swan Mobile, Tesco Mobile and FunFón.
Data on mobile penetration is calculated based on the number of SIM cards used by customers with accounts plus those individuals using prepayment cards who had used their phone at least once in the previous three months. According to the statistics, 100 percent would equal the number of Slovak citizens – 5.4 million.
12. Nov 2012 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff