Mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 129.6 million at the end of September 2013, said a statistical report published by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.
Cellular teledensity reached all-time high level of 72.27 percent, up from 71.78 percent in July 2013.
Total cellular subscribers’ count stood at 129,583,076 with Mobilink topping the market at 37.37 million subscribers. Telenor recorded 32.34 million subscribers while Ufone said that it had 24.80 million subscribers at the end of September 2013.
Zong is fast catching the Ufone with 22.28 million customers, while Warid managed to grab 12.79 million customers at the end of Q3 2013.
All cellular companies added a combined 649,414 customers during the quarter. This includes a huge data clean-up activity exercised by Telenor (accounting over 1.45 million subscribers) during July and August 2013.
Zong added around 1.2 million subscribers, thanks to its FOC (free of cost) SIM strategy. Moreover, just to add, Zong remains the only operator to not to follow 5 SIMs on 1 CNIC rule. It is worth mentioning here that a huge number of Zong customers void their SIMs after using the free minutes and SMS.
Ufone and Mobilink added around 250K customers while Warid fetched 84K new customers during the quarter.
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