The number of broadband subscriptions including 3G/4G in Pakistan surpassed 50 million for the first time, showing around 24.5 per cent penetration till November last year. Pakistan Broadband Subscriptions Cross 50mn Mark.
Among total users, mobile broadband remained major contributor by having 48 million subscribers uptill now.
Pakistan Broadband Subscriptions Cross 50mn Mark
Of the total users, mobile broadband remained the major contributor, sharing 48 million 3G and 4G subscribers till the period. The 3G and 4G subscription registered 23.5 per cent penetration, revealed statistics issued by regulator Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
Jazz had the maximum number of mobile phone users, i.e; 144 million with teledensity of 70.83%. The company has 14.096 million 3G users and 1,750866 4G subscribers.
Zong has 9.0297 million 3G subscriber and its 4G users jumped to 4.9 million. The number of 3G users of Telenor decreased from 10.635 million by end-October 2017 to 10.591 million. However Telenor witnessed growth of 4G users to 1,361,514. Ufone has 5.57 million users till date.
Mobile broadband is the major reason for the increasing broadband users in society
With the increasing culture of Careem and Uber, more people are shifting towards 3G/4G. The growing popularity of Social media among youth is also one of the reason for large number of broadband subscribers.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is formulating a framework to introduce 5G in Pakistan as soon as possible. MOIT has always ensured to provide high internet in Pakistan by taking several steps. Other government organisations are also striving hard to provide internet to people. Such as PTA initiated three rounds spectrum auction for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) 3G/4G (PTA) to meet ever increasing demand for broadband connectivity since 2014.