Half of Optus customers on 3G

Half of Optus customers on 3G

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.

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