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Spanish mobile operator Xfera Moviles (Yoigo) has announced that it has reached one million subscribers. The operator, which launched services in December 2006, also revealed that it has deployed 2,500 mobile antennas across the country since it began operations. Commenting on the milestone Yoigo CEO, Johan Andsjo, said, ‘The market has changed incredibly in two years, and we have been a cornerstone of this change.’ Yoigo is 76% owned by Nordic telecoms group TeliaSonera, and according to AIKresearch’s database the cellco had a market share of just 1.40% at the end of September 2008, some way behind its three rivals Telefonica Moviles, Vodafone Spain and Orange Espana.
Spanish mobile phone users rose to 50.74 million for a 109.9 percent penetration at the end of the third quarter from 47.61 million, or 105.3 percent, a year earlier, according to telecommunications regulator CMT. Postpaid lines rose to 29.46 million from 27.06 million, and prepaid lines fell to 20.22 million from 20.55 million. Notably, the number of datacards doubled to 1.06 million from 554,218 over the same period, with 574,201 UMTS cards and 482,131 HSDPA cards at the end of September. Mobile call minutes grew to 18.44 billion from 17.75 billion, with calls to fixed lines rising to 1.84 billion from 1.83 billion and calls to mobiles growing to 15.49 billion from 14.84 billion. Movistar had a 45.8 percent share of customers, followed by Vodafone with 30.6 percent, Orange with 20.7 percent, Yoigo with 1.5 percent, Euskaltel with 0.5 percent and other MVNOs 0.9 percent.