Islamabad, February 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): Pakistani telecom operators added over 9 million 3G users while another 50,000 LTE users till the end of January 2015, reported Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. According to PTA, all four 3G operators added some 1.5 million users on to their 3G networks during January 2015 with Telenor leading the charts that added 472,374 users to its 3G network during the reported month.
Mobilink converted 381,984 subscribers to 3G while Ufone’s 301,572 subscribers converted to 3G plans during the reported month. Zong added 189,023 subscribers on its 3G network during January 2015. With 2.74 million 3G subscribers, Telenor stands at number 1 slot with Ufone at second position with its 2.25 million 3G users.
At the end of January, Mobilink had 2.18 million 3G users while Zong ended the month with 1.85 million 3G users. This count of 3G users is likely to grow further (during weeks to come) with introduction of mobile broadband dongles, WiFi devices from telecom operators in recent weeks.
4G / LTE Users in Pakistan
According to PTA, Zong almost doubled its 4G users in January 2015 to take the total count of its 4G subscriptions to 5,023 4G Users. Warid, on the other hands, recorded 44,075 LTE subscribers during the month of January to outrun Zong. With combined subscription count of both the operators, Pakistan has currently almost 50,000 4G/LTE users in the country.
For more information, contact:
Khurram A. Mehran
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)