Mobile Internet Users Increasing Tremendously in Pakistan

In the recent years, due to pretty low rates of cellular services, there is an increase in the number of subscribers with an accelerated pace. Furthermore, the subscribers adopting internet services are showing incredible growth of 161 percent by June-end.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority reported, the number of internet subscription on network of different cellular operators have reached 14.4 million by the end of closing financial year 2009-10. The number of internet subscribers on cellular operators’ network was recorded 4.4 million by the end of 2008-09.

Telenor has grabbed the biggest share in terms of number of mobile internet users; however, penetration-wise Zong is leading the market with its lowest cost package of internet services.

Industry analysts said the internet subscription numbers might be over-stated by the authority because the internet users are not permanent in the cellular sector on specific operator’s network. They were of the view that cellular operators’ revenue has seen a healthy increase from the usage of mobile internet on GSM technology.

The quality of handset also facilitates subscribers to use internet, an internet services are used mostly on expensive handset of branded companies. The growth of mobile internet subscribers has outpaced the growth of internet subscribers utilizing broadband and dial-up connections in the outgoing fiscal year.

As per estimated figures, the number of internet users had reached 19.5 million by 2009-10 as compared, with the number of users reported less than 19 million in the country by the end of corresponding previous year.

However, the number of internet connections has reached nearly 10 million in the country including broadband and dial-up. The broadband growth witnessed 150 percent in just two years, which has never been experienced before.

The number of broadband users has grown from 45,000 in 2007 to 900,000 this year. Due to these results, Pakistan has been placed 6th in terms of quarterly growth and 10th in terms of annual growth in the global broadband market by a leading web source on broadband statistics.


  • kafeel azam

    great news

  • Yep, its true but the reason is that the people are getting busy on their work or hanging out with their friends, in that, they don’t get time for siting in front of the their PC.

    They simply use internet on their handsets. Check their emails, blogs, informations and chatting on the go.

    I myself check my emails on my cellphone and keep my Messenger ID signed in on my cellphone every time. :D

  • hmmm gr8

  • Imran Haider

    I am using zong 2gb package

  • mohsin

    Yeah true.
    Right now i am wishing for two things to happen.
    1- 3g comes in pakistan in near future,say by the end of this year atomst
    2- zong keep this 2gb package on in 3g network.
    Lets see whether it happens or not

  • It happened only because of Zong n Ufone

  • Pagli

    Wow! That’s a great sign, Love you Pakistan..

  • Adeel

    Where is the link to the report???

    A suggestion:

    I think you should have a section after every article which contains links to sources which you are citing or referring to in the article.

  • Sibtain

    I have doubts about your statement ‘the number of internet connections has reached nearly 10 million in the country including broadband and dial-up’. Please provide reference for the figure quoted?

  • TAUQEER

    yeh kanjoos opreteres PAKISTAN me 3g lane wale nhi lets seek for VODAFON to become in PAKISTAN