Mobile penetration reached 147% in Jordan at the end of September, compared to 146% three months earlier and 143% at end-March 2014, according to the most recent statistics published by sector regulator the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC). The number of mobile users expanded to 11.00 million from 10.69 million in the previous quarter, with pre-paid users increasing from 9.90 million to 10.17 million over that period. Mobile broadband subscriptions meanwhile reached 1.3 million from 1.21 million and 1.13 million in the preceding two quarters. Elsewhere, the TRC notes that there were some 5.6 million Jordanians, or 74% of the population, using internet services in Q3 compared to 5.4 million (73%) in Q2 2014. Broadband subscriptions totalled 344,738 at end-September, including 211,732 ADSL (207,713 in Q2), 125,481 WiMAX (125,909) and 6,000 cable (6,069).
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