The Central Statistics Office (CSO) published figures on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for 2010 on Friday, August 19.
It reported on Internet Service Providers (ISP), mobile subscriptions and ICT access by households, among others.
In 2010, the total number of mobile cellular subscribers rose by 9.6 per cent to reach 1,190,900 in 2010 as compared to 1,086,700 in 2009. The mobile cellular prepaid subscribers rose by 8.5 per cent, from 1,013,000 in 2009 to 1,099,200 in 2010.
Likewise, mobile cellular postpaid subscribers grew by 24.4 per cent, from 73,700 in 2009 to reach 91,700 in 2010.
A slowdown was noted in the number of Internet subscribers during 2010 and a net addition of only 200 was registered in 2009.
Hence, the number of mobile Internet subscribers decreased by 0.8 per cent in 2010 to 177,500 from 179,000 in 2009. The number of fixed Internet subscribers registered a small increase of 1.6 per cent to reach 106,700 in 2010 from 105,000 in 2009.
Thus, the share of mobile Internet subscribers went down to 62.5 per cent in 2010 from 63 per cent in 2009 while that of fixed Internet subscribers increased to 37.5 per cent from 37 per cent in 2009.
The survey also revealed that in 2010, some 61.2 per cent households without a computer at home said that they do not deem it necessary to have one.
An additional 33.6 per cent do not own a computer because of high costs.
In 2010, 71.5 per cent of households with a computer had Internet access.