DUBAI Jan 30 Vodafone Qatar, an
affiliate of Vodafone Group, reported a narrowing
third-quarter loss on Thursday, Reuters calculations show,
helped by a growth in its customer base.
Vodafone, which ended Ooredoo's domestic monopoly
in 2009, made a net loss of 53.2 million riyals ($14.61
million)in the three months to Dec. 31, Reuters calculated based
on nine-month figures provided by the company.
That compares with a loss of 87.1 million riyals in the
prior-year period. The operator's financial year starts April 1.
The company reported a nine-month net loss of 213.2 million
riyals compared with a loss of 327.1 million riyals in the
prior-year period. Vodafone Qatar - 23 percent owned by parent
Vodafone - had 1.27 million mobile customers as of Dec. 31, up
27 percent from a year earlier.