Mobile telephony serves over 4 million people in Mozambique

7 October 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 7 Oct– The number of mobile telecommunications subscribers in Mozambique totalled 4.4 million at the end of 2008, according to a report from the Mozambican Ministry for Transport and Communications.

According to the document, cited by Mozambican newspaper Notícias, in 2004 there were 610,000 mobile telephone subscribers.

The Transport and Communications Ministry said that rise in the number of subscribers to these services was largely influenced by the entry of a second mobile operator into the market in 2005.

Previously only state company Moçambique Celular (MCel) operated in the country serving a small elite with enough resources to subscribe to its services. (macauhub)