SLOVAKS made 80 million hours of calls via their mobile phones and sent almost 993 million short and 17.6 million multimedia messages during the first half of 2013. The number of users of the public mobile service increased by 1 percent compared with the end of 2012, while those with post-paid contracts went up by 2 percent and those with pre-paid contracts decreased by 3 percent. These figures stem from data provided by mobile operators to Slovakia’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and which made them public on October 28.
The total number of active SIM cards of mobile operators used for making calls, connecting to mobile internet, GSM gates, telemetria and other purposes amounted to 6,337,061 at the end of 2012. Of these 5,755,015 were used for provision of mobile telephone services.
4. Nov 2013 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff