Saudi Arabia sees mobile, broadband users increase

SUBSCRIBER INCREASE: Saudi Arabian mobile phone subscribes have jumped by 1.2m in Q1 of 2010, to 46m. (Getty Images)

SUBSCRIBER INCREASE: Saudi Arabian mobile phone subscribes have jumped by 1.2m in Q1 of 2010, to 46m. (Getty Images)

The number of mobile phone subscribers in Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s largest economy, increased by 1.2 million in the first quarter of this year to 46 million.

The number of broadband Internet users also rose in the quarter by 200,000 to 2.9 million, the Communication and Information Technology Commission said in an emailed newsletter today.

The commission said the number of users accessing the Internet at home from wireless services is slightly higher than those from DSL lines.

The total number of Internet users in the kingdom reached 10 million by the end of 2009, according to the commission.

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