And here we have it! The official Q2 2012 as released by ORASCOM. It's really some good news!
Leaked a little early, but they ended Q2 2012 with 456, 886! Looks like for once WIND isn't bloating the numbers through Tony and actually calling it as it is. And that's a good thing, we can now cautiously stop second guessing things.
ARPU dropped to $27.30 for WIND mobile in Q2 2012.
Exeprt from the PDF
The Telecom Act was amended effective 29 June 2012 to remove foreign investment restrictions for telecom companies that hold less than a 10% share of the total Canadian telecom market. Companies that are successful in growing their market share to greater than 10% organically (i.e., other than by way of merger or acquisitions) will continue to be exempt from the restrictions.
Wind Mobile continues to grow its market share on a normalized basis for its coverage by adding 41 thousand subscribers during the second quarter, growing its active subscriber base to 457 thousand, an increase of 44%.
The company maintained a special focus on handsets, continuing to target the needs of its “Value Plus” customer segment. WIND Mobile strengthened the midrange lineup with the launch of the Lumia 700 and Samsung Galaxy Q. Wind Mobile, simultaneous with the Big 3, launched the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 which is becoming Wind Mobile’s bestselling handset. Wind Mobile focused on raising awareness with the “WINDimonial” mixed media advertising campaign, shining a spotlight on over 450,000 customers by featuring real customer testimonials.
The company continued to expand its network by launching the city of Barrie and paid special focus on improving its quality in existing markets, increasing its on Air site count to more than 1,200 sites.