Alfa, Touch boast combined 2.35m mobile data users
State-owned mobile carriers report quarterly subscriber numbers
Zain-managed state-owned Lebanese mobile operator Touch and its rival, Egyptian-run Alfa, which is also owned by the Lebanese government, have released subscriber figures that reveal a combined user base of 2.35m in the Levant nation of 4.83m.
According to Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star, Touch reported 1.3m subscriptions to its mobile data services at the end of June 2014, which represented about 62% of its total mobile subscriber base.
The Star also reported that Alfa had 1.05m data subscribers by the end of the same period, which was approximately 55% of its total subscribers.
Touch currently has around 2.1m total mobile customers, or about 53% of the market, while Alfa serves the other roughly 47% portion of the market with about 1.9m subscribers.