The telecom sector of Pakistan has undergone through huge transformations after the arrival of 3G and 4G services in the country. From the increase in mobile phone penetration to the launch of various m-Services; Pakistan’s telecom sector has become a success story for some regional countries who are left behind in technological race. This is also evident from the recent stats announced by the PTA. Now as per the May, 2017 report figures of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of mobile internet subscribers reached a record firgure of around 41 million by the end of May. MBB Users Set New Record by Achieving 41 Million Figure Till May 2017.
MBB Users Set New Record by Achieving 41 Million Figure Till May 2017
As evident from the above table, Jazz is leading the market in 3G race with more than 12 million 3G users. Whereas Jazz is on second number as far as the 4G/LTE subscribers are concerned with 89 thousands 4G users. Then comes, Telenor Pakistan while having more than 10 million 3G and 51 thousands 4G subscribers.
Zong is the leader in 4G subscriber’s race with around 3 million 4G users whereas it is 3rd in maintaining 3G users with more than 8 million.
The growth of MBB subscription is more as compared to the overall cellular subscribers of Pakistan
Ufone’s subscriber’s base is declining with each passing day. Presently, being the only 3G operator in Pakistan, it has around 4 million 3G subscribers.
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These stats clearly shows that the growth in Mobile Broadband (MBB) subscription had outpaced the growth in mobile phone subscription which are 140 million by the end of May, 2017. This growth rate is no doubt phenomenal which means that Pakistan will be in a good position to launch 5G by the end of 2020.