3G/4G Users in Pakistan Reach 36.41 Million

The number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan reached 36.412 million by end of November against 35.45 million by end of October 2016, official documents of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed on Wednesday.

Number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 135.866 million by end of November 2016 from 134.911 million by end of October 2016, and registered an increase of around 0.94 million during the period.

According to the documents, Ufone 3G subscribers decreased from 5,245,299 in October to 5,219,952 by end of November 2016.

According to the PTA data, the number of 3G subscribers of Mobilink, Zong and Telenor reached 12.148 million, 6.824 million and 9.504 million by end of November 2016 against 11.779 million, 6.680 million and 9.237 million by end of October respectively.

Warid LTE subscribers reached 635,054 by end of November against 599,785 from October 2016.

The number of 4G (Zong) users jumped from 1,903,285 subscribers during October 2016 to 2,080,720 subscribers by end of November 2016.

Mobile teledensity reached at 69.60 per cent and broadband subscribers increased to 39,023,370 during the period under review.

According to the data, total revenue of the telecom sector for fiscal year 2015-16 stood at Rs. 456.37 billion, slightly up from Rs. 449.54 billion reported during the same period previous year.

Total telecom investment during fiscal year 2015-16 remained at $719.7 million against $1,001 million in 2014-15.

The country attracted $659.4 million from cellular mobile companies in 2015-16 against $977.6 million during the same period of previous year.

  • Telenor needs to increase their 3G and 4G users, they are just 200,000 subscriber less than the Mobilink, if they concentrate on 4G subscribtion, they will soon become No.1 by no. of subscriber as well

    • Soon Zong will overpass Telenor in terms of 3G/4G users. No. of smartphone users on Telenor network are less. People are preferring Zong for internet.

  • Bhai Telenor insane ne b 4G dey dia hai may b PTA give a dam or consider it as a shoddy bid/contract

  • How Ufone can be marged with other operator? As Etasalat has only 26% stakes. Technically how PTCL would get rid of Ufone? Or Etisalat will quit from Pakistan?

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