Tuesday, 27 October 2009

FRiENDi signs 100,000 subscriber and drops charges – Oman

Recent entrant to the Middle-East mobile market, FRiENDi Mobile has signed up its 100,000th subscriber. The MVNO launched services in April via Oman Mobile and targets both the value market and the immigrant workforce.

Commenting to CommsMEA, Mikkel Vinter, Group Chief Executive Officer of FRiENDi said: "We've moved into the six digit territory and that's about 3% market share in just short of six months. Things have been a bit quiet over the summer but we are starting to see things pick up again. Things will find a level at some point but we're seeing solid growth and are optimistic of moving deeper into six digit territory.”

This week the MVNO also announced it was reducing evening rate call charges for international calls made to Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.