Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has remained little bumpy in reporting 3G users in Pakistan.
We have discussed this before that there’s no point in reporting 3G users as regulator can’t cross-check the figures provided by operators, still we have a new figure for December 2014, according to which 3G users in Pakistan touched 7.68 million till December 31st, 2014.
PTA had previously reported 6.37 million 3G users till the end of December 2014.
Major difference in updated 3G numbers came along Ufone’s stats that were previously either under-reported or were never reported in PTA’s figures.
PTA has now corrected its records where Ufone’s 3G customers are 3X of what they were just a month ago. Moreover, Ufone’s 3G customers’ figures from July through September 2014 are also updated in recently published data.
We are yet to ascertain that how and why Ufone’s 3G subscriptions were previously not reported and why PTA had published its earlier 3G figures without Ufone’s stats.
In any case, according to latest data from PTA, Telenor leads the market with 2.26 million 3G users till the end of December 2014. Ufone is suddenly at number two position with 1.95 million subscribers.
Mobilink stands third with its 1.79 million subscribers while Zong is ranked fourth with its 1.66 million subscribers.
3G Users’ Stats Published by PTA a Few Days Ago
Updated 3G Users’ Stats Published by PTA Today