Study says 75 percent of adult population of Luanda has mobile phone

30 August 2006

Luanda, Angola, 30 Aug – A study carried out by Angolan market research company Audit concluded that 75.9 percent of the population of Luanda over 18 years of age owns a mobile phone, reported Angolan news agency Angop.

The study of the quality and satisfaction of the mobile telecommunications market was performed at the request of the Angolan Telecommunications Institute (Inacom), and took place between September of last year and April of this year, a period in which mobile phone use in Luanda grew 11 percent.

The study, which was carried out on 1,500 people, also concluded that of the people that did not own a mobile phone, 88.8 percent planned to acquire one in the next six months.

There was growth in the number of users for both sexes, and for all social-economic, age and educational groups, the study revealed.

62.5 percent of the mobile phone owners use the Unitel network and 26.8 percent are exclusive Movicel customers.

The remaining 10.7 percent use both networks, and the market shares of both companies have remained stable. (macauhub)