March 6, 2013 3:02pm
The rumour going around was that by the end of 2012 WIND Mobile wanted to hit the 600,000 subscribers milestone. Today, in the Orascom Telecom Q4 report, the final results for 2012 came just shy and tallied up 79,954 in Q4 that brought the total to 590,438 subscribers, which is an increase of 46.6% over 2011 (402,662). In addition, ARPU (average revenue per user) also increased by 6.4% to $28.10.
While WIND is currently waiting for regulatory approval for Orascom to take complete control of the carrier, well, 99.3%, they stated the success of Q4 was attributed the growing number of postpaid customers ans the “strength of the Samsung Galaxy SIII.” Finally, at the end of 2012 WIND had 1,300 cell sites and they rose their distribution channel to 335 locations.
Source: Orascom (PDF)