Saudi Arabia operator Mobily announced it had one million mobile broadband subscribers.
The one million connect users represent customers subscribed to any of Mobily's three high-volume mobile broadband bundles: the 1 GB bundle for SAR 100 a month, the 5 GB bundle for SAR 200 a month and the unlimited bundle for SAR 350 a month. Mobile broadband service, based on HSPA, is available in 80 percent of all populated areas of the Kingdom to any Mobily customer using a device that supports HSPA technology, whether that be a USB modem or handset. Mobily launched the three high-volume bundles commercially on 19 May 2007.
By the end of that year, Mobily had 73,000 mobile broadband subscribers. Registering 264 percent growth Mobily closed 2008 with 266,000 mobile broadband subscribers in its three high-volume bundles, prompting the GSM World Association to describe Mobily as having the busiest mobile date network on the face of the planet. Monthly traffic, upload and downloaded by customers, has grown more than 10 times since December 2007 to date, and stood at over 50 TB for December 2009. In June 2009 Mobily reported an active mobile broadband subscriber base of 600,000 customers. Three months later, when Mobily announced its third quarter financials, the company announced it had 800,000 customers.