Four million Lebanese on mobile telephones

BEIRUT: Figures released by the state-owned mobile phone networks Alfa and touch showed that there were 4 million mobile phone subscriptions in Lebanon at the end of June 2014, according to Byblos Bank’s Lebanon This Week. 

Touch has 2.1 million mobile phone subscriptions, representing a 53 percent market share while Alfa has 1.9 million subscriptions constituting a 47 percent market share. 

It added that touch has 1.3 million subscriptions to data services, equivalent to around 62 percent of its total mobile phone subscriptions. As for Alfa, it has 1.05 million subscriptions to its data services, or around 55 percent of its total mobile subscription base. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 15, 2014, on page 5.




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