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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 06.31 GMT

Telecommunications sector achieved significant progress in 2012


The telecommunications sector continued to expand in 2012. Accordingly, the total number of telephone connections increased by 8.4 per cent to 23.8 million, the Central Bank Annual Report 2012 said.

This is largely due to higher mobile penetration, which grew by 10.9 per cent. There was a 6.1 per cent growth of fixed wireline telephone connections compared to the 5 per cent growth in 2011.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) had been proactively involved in facilitating dynamism and innovation in the telecommunications sector. A new FM broadcast frequency plan was prepared under the National Telecommunications Policy, in an effort to minimize technical problems that hindered listeners receiving a clear reception, the report further said.

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