Pakistan Witnesses a Rise of 8 million 3G/4G Subscribers During 2016

Interestingly, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has released the stats of two months (November & December) in the same month. Pakistan has 37.57 Million 3G/4G Subscribers till the End of 2016. The stats indicates that Pakistan successfully increased its 3G/4G subscribers from 29 million to 37 million in 2015-2016. Pakistan Witnesses a Rise of 8 million 3G/4G Subscribers During 2016. The stats simply narrates the success story of efforts of Pakistani mobile operator’s regarding digital Pakistan initiatives and providing best ecosystem in the country.

According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)’s recent report, the number of 3G/4G users in Pakistan have climbed to 37.57 million at the end of December 2016 as compared to that of 36.41 million in November 2016.

Pakistan Witnesses a Rise of 8 million 3G/4G Subscribers During 2016

On the other hand mobile phone users have also witnessed an increase in the number. They have reached 136,489 million by the end of December 2016, up from 135,866 million at the end of November 2016.

3G/4G Subscribers in Pakistan Reaches 37.57 Million till Dec 2016

According to the PTA stats, the number of 3G users of Mobilink, Zong and Telenor reached 12.326 million, 7.134 million and 9.897 million by end of December 2016 as compared to 12.148 million, 6.824 million and 9.504 million by end of November respectively.

Also Read: Pakistan Witnesses 36.41 Million 3G/4G Subscribers till Nov 2016

Whereas 3G users of Ufone also witnessed an increase. The users increased from 5,219,952 in November to 5,305,094 by end of December 2016. Earlier Ufone subscribers witnessed decline in their subscribers. But now the increase in the users is a good sign for Ufone which was once the no. 1 mobile operator of Pakistan.

Mobile Phone Users Reached 136,489 million by the end of December 2016

The number of LTE and 4G users of Warid and Zong were also recorded at 637,363 and 2,274,157 respectively as compared to that of 635,054 and 2,080,720 by the end of November 2016. Warid and Zong witnessed an increase in their users in December 2016.

Also Read: Telecom Contribution to National Exchequer Increases by Rs 157.8 B in FY16

Teledensity for cellular mobile also reached 69.80%. Whereas mobile broadband subscribers augmented to 37,574,396  during December 2016 from 36,412,247 in November 2016.

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