Mobile Phone Users Reaches 140.5 Million in Pakistan

The growth rate of Smartphone usage in Pakistan is continuously increasing day by day. Most probably at the end of 2017Pakistan will has 160 million smartphone users. Moreover, the continuous growth is expected to touch 8 percent mark in coming years. The main reason of this growth is the launch of 3G and 4G technologies in Pakistan. Mobile Phone Users Reaches 140.5 Million in Pakistan.

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These technologies urges people to buy 3G/4G enabled mobile phones. That is why the huge demand of such mobile phones is increasing. At the same time Pakistan has 140.5 Million Mobile Phone users and the amount is continuously growing.

Mobile Phone Users Reaches 140.5 Million in Pakistan

According to market sources, in Pakistan’s monthly mobile phone imports, smartphones are less than 20%. However, Pakistan’s e-commerce market represents only 5 % of conventional retail trade. Moreover, the fast growing market has come close to $ 100 million.

According to PTA latest updates telecom indicators, Mobile phone users in the country have reached 140.5 million by May this year which was 133.2 million till July 2016. It shows a moderate growth with each passing month.

All the operators providing mobile phone services have added around 7.3 million new users in their subscribers during the period. According to the statistics issued by PTA, Jazz is leading other operators with 53 million customers. However the subscriber base of Telenor has also increased and reached 41 million by May.

Zong has 28.2 million customers at end of May 2017 while Ufone stood with 18.5 million customers till the time. The tele-density in Pakistan has reached 72.51 % which was 70.71 % last year. With the growing rate of Mobile phone users, Telecom operators should incorporate such strategies to increase this rate more.

Also Read: Mobile Phone Import Decline by 5.78 Percent During FY 2016-17

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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