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One third of mobile phones shipped to Sri Lanka are multi-SIM?

Is it that the Top of the Pyramid is more into multi-SIM use than the BOP? It appears from the report that multi-SIM use may be higher than was reported by Teleuse@BOP4. Or, it could be indicating that multi-SIM use is on the increase, with greater availability of multi-SIM handsets.

CyberMedia Research (CMR), a computer and electronic market research firm said 35 of percent of handsets sold in 2011 could have more than one network connected (multi-subscriber identity module).

Around 5.4 percent or 110,000 units out of 2.03 million were smart phones.

The firm does not count hand carried or grey market and only tracks units shipped by original equipment manufacturers to retailers for sale in Sri Lanka.

By end 2011, Sri Lanka, a country of 20 million people had 18.3 million mobile subscribers which grew 6.1 percent from a year earlier. Amid competition, price conscious mobile users were buying more than one package.

7 Comments to One third of mobile phones shipped to Sri Lanka are multi-SIM?

  1. June 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    “Is it that the Top of the Pyramid is more into multi-SIM use than the BOP? ”
    But ToP uses smartphones. I haven’t come across smartphones that have multi-sims.

  2. June 8, 2012 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Dear Prof. Samarajiva,

    Don’t you think that the TRC should take actions for the custumors who change networks without paying the bill of the existing network? There are people who just buy the package and once there is a bigger bill just shift to another network.

  3. Sumedha Chandrarathna's Gravatar Sumedha Chandrarathna
    June 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I think now its high time to introduce number portability to Srilanka. TRC should act in bold way to implement this.

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