Cellular Subscribers in Pakistan Reach 132.33 Million

Cellular subscribers in Pakistan reached 132,333,853 at the end of November 2013, as per stats made available by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

All five operators added 800,071 subscribers during the month of November 2013, while around 2 million subscribers were added during October 2013. Zong remained the major contributor for both the months, with over one million subscribers’ addition during October 2013 only, which is quite amazing but its astonishingly strange.

Teledensity for cellular subscribers reached all time high at 73.5 percent.

Mobilink still leads the market with 37.72 million subscribers, while Telenor remains at second slot with 33 million subscribers. Ufone came along on third position with its 25 million subscribers.

Zong is fast catching up with Ufone with 23.72 million subscribers.

Warid managed to end the month with 12.87 million subscribers.

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Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Tech Guru

    good to see Zong is catching up Ufone …

  • Zaim

    Zong can make 3rd slot by expanding network coverage. Per my personal experience, Zong becomes unavailable ahead of Jalalpur Jattan, Gujrat.

  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    People are losing interest in Ufone and Warid since last few months. They should come up with new ideas and new marketing strategies.

    • Aysha Bakhush

      YOU ARE RIGHT

  • sano

    Zong is showing good performance as for number of customers is concerned but very poor quality, warid is best quality network

    • I believe as quantity increase; quality decrease.

      • sano

        Since the decision of Telenor to use chinese equipments its quality has been degraded and users are not happy with that move

        • Airborne85

          Does not agree! Zong has been using Chinese equipment from day-1. but you could see that their sales are impressive

  • Muhammad Ali

    Mr. Aamir Attaa,
    Any official update about youtube opening in Pakistan?

  • flee

    telenor numbers seems fake.

  • MAAC

    how come after recent network quality degradation of Telenor we still see such strong numbers? either there is something behind these number which is not very clear, or public does not wants quality for money and is just interested in cheap service… which is actually not cheap in reality and a common person does not understands that…my take Warid has Best quality and simple rates…not the minimum but also not the maximum…

    • Airborne85

      kindly specify what quality degradation issue you have been facing with Telenor?

      • test

        The most pathetic network of Pakistan is telenor. Still warid rocks we are now using Warid as our corporate operator before that we were at telenor and believe me that telenor is worst network and most expensive.

        • bilal

          lol, how delusional of u, warid rocks to dekh lain zara, sab say less subscribers, sub say less revenue, no operating profit in any year since it started, looses money everyday, and customers like u keep “warid rocks” , saari dunya “corporate sector” nahi hai mulk dekh lain baaki bhee if u can open ur eyes

          • test

            Still have biggest ARPU is of Warid. Still leads in postpaid and still have best network. Also telenor subscriber are fake

            • bilal

              lol, so is the revenue…magic dollars eh?

        • Airborne85

          could you be more specific? Warid has the smallest footprint in terms of coverage & didn’t invest in market for quite some time (being up for sale)! Telenor on the other hand has the most modern network in local market & is expanding day be day!

          • Shaz

            Telenor is the best and let the warid have some rest..The poor people cann’t even afford license of next generation mobile. Test bhaiya “Warid rocks” per hi rehna agey na ana. u know warid’s slogan has changed from “Warid we care” to “Warid -we don’t care” lolz

  • tajwali khan

    many People are losing interest in Ufone and Warid since last few months. They should come up with new ideas and new marketing strategies.

  • Syed

    Telenor is the one of the best network in pakistan …..

    • test

      Do not mislead not best its worst network of Pakistan

      • shaz

        Telenor is the best..

    • bali

      Yes i agree with test. Telenor not good

  • Foqaan Shaikh

    Interesting to see ZonG is taking up the challenge. Hoping to see the leading network of Pakistan in a year or so!

  • mohsinraja

    sorry to say but zong is totally fail in my area, i have alots ufone tower if some one off others ready for signal. mobilink , telenor service is also reliable in area

  • Shan

    Warid have less quantity but have good quality network

  • Shehzad

    I don’t believe this report.
    I mentioned several times that there is hardly 1 mobilink user out of 10 cell phone users
    and
    1 Telenor user out of 5 cell phone user.
    So in this list, it is preposterous to mention Mobilink and Telenor at top.

    • Hassan Tariq

      Where i live 49 out of 50 use TELENOR. Telenor has very strong customer base in rural areas.

      • test

        @disqus_unMbo2dCeO:disqus: This means all 49 people do not know about what is quality service of Teleco. If some have not used Warid in PK he do not know about QoS. As used Telenor , Mobilink and now finally on Warid. No match of Warid in quality.

        • shaz

          Warid service dey to rural area walley use karein na test sahib! Test hi nikley ho waisey jo k paas nahi hua . ja ker area verify to karo lagta hai kabhi lahhore sey bahi gayey hi nahi..

      • test
        • fahad

          If you have good experience with warid than do not force others to use this pathetic network. Every one have his own view. My experience with Telenor is best so far.

  • Kashif Illahi

    Good to see that Mobilink is still leading the market, No doubt mobilink was also facing customer retention problem some months ago or about an year ago but they have realized the problem quickly and changed their strategies to remain competitive in the market. they have re-branded and introduced good voice and data offers. its offers are relatively cheap than others…. I am hoping that Mobilink will do good after introduction of 3G…