Telcos Lose 1.65 Million Customers in December 2012

Telecom sector of Pakistan lost 1.65 million customers in December 2012 due to data clean-up of un-registered SIMs, said recent stats issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

This notable rate of churn is attributed to data clean-up and ban on sale of SIMs through retailers’ network.

It merits mentioning here that PTA – on directions of Interior Ministry – had directed all telecom operators to sell new SIMs only through their service centres and had banned the sales through retailer channels.

At the end of the December 2012 total subscribe base of mobile phone users stood at 121,946,363 down from 123,597,202 in November 2012.

Cellular teledensity decreased to 68.8 percent, down from 69.8 percent a month ago.

More details on current subscribers’ numbers and operator positioning (throughout 2012) can be seen in following graphs:

Cellular Subscribers December 2012

Cellular Subscribers December 2012 1

Cellular Subscribers December 2012 5

Cellular Subscribers December 2012 2

Cellular Subscribers December 2012 3


  • Zee

    Just received a text from Telenor…

    Rates on Talkshawk 63 package are being revised to 75 paisas per 30 secs to all networks from 15th March!

    Ofcourse, after this they will lose customers.

    • bilal

      they wont, bcuz industry overall is raising rates friend, keep checking the small adds all these operators r putting in. less new customers means more charges from existing customers to keep revenue growth

  • farhan

    RIP Warid

  • Abrar Nazir

    do these were 1.65 Million FAKE Customers! :) so its not loss

  • test

    Warid is still biggest postpaid base in pakistan, 2nd largest in coporate connections.

  • test

    Warid is still biggest postpaid base in pakistan, 2nd largest in coporate connections.

  • Ahmad Rafiq

    It is good. Gand daala hua hay mobile phones main. Inshallah next govt will put an end to these stupid talk packages.