Optus' mobile customer base grew 8% sequentially in the September quarter, parent company SingTel (ASX:SGT) has revealed.
The company added 189,000 customers during the quarter to bring the total to nearly 8.9 million, SingTel said in a statement.
The number of subscribers to Optus' 3G services increased to 4.5 million. Wireless broadband customers surpassed 1 million.
In Singapore, SingTel's mobile customer base increased to 3.2 million, from 3.1 million the quarter before.
Groupwide, the company ended the quarter with 367.9 million mobile subscribers, up 35% from a year ago.
SingTel counts in this total the customers of the affiliates in which it has a substantial holding - India's Bharti Airtel, India's Telkomsel, Thailand's AIS, the Philippines' Globe, Pakistan's Warid and Bangladesh's PBTL.
SingTel said the group now has a footprint covering some 2 billion people. Its operations span Asia as well as Africa, where Bharti Airtel recently acquired networks in 16 countries.