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Despite heated competition and with an ailing third competitor in Vodafone, Australia’s dominant mobile carriers continue to cram customers onto their networks.

In Singapore Telecom’s regional results, Optus performed well on mobile acquisition with continued expansion. Total mobile customers grew by 182,000 to 9.41 million, up 5 per cent from a year ago.

The group’s total mobile customer base grew 13 per cent or 50.8 million from a year ago to reach 434 million as at 31 December 2011.

Locally, Optus gained in its postpaid customers with net additions of 113,000 this quarter. Postpaid customers now represent 54 per cent of the total base, up 2 percent from a year ago. Prepaid customer growth increased this quarter with net additions of 69,000 as sales lifted and churn rates improved.

On the 3G front, Optus gained 5 per cent with customers growing to 6.24 million, which includes a base of 1.55 million wireless broadband customers, an increase of approximately 94,000 customers in the quarter.

Last week Telstra reported that it had added around one million domestic mobile services during the half year. It secured 958,000 mobile customers in the last half and now has 13.18 million mobile users -- up from the 10.55 million. The new additions includes 338,000 postpaid handheld and 436,000 mobile broadband services. ®

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