Mobile subscribers in Pakistan cross 118 million mark

Published: May 10, 2012

Zong, once again, led the new subscription race for the month with 711,609 subscribers. PHOTO: FILE

The tele-density for mobile phone subscribers in Pakistan has reached 68.2% with 118,316,916 users, as compared to 67.2% a month ago; adding 2.1 million subscribers (2,107,176 subscribers to be exact) in March 2012, said a report by Pro Pakistani. 

According to latest stats issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), at the end of March 2012 Mobilink telecom company remained the market leader with 35.8 million subscribers, followed by Telenor, still at second position with 29.35 million subscribers. Ufone was on the third position and had 23.1 million subscribers, followed closely by Zong that contented with 15.66 million subscribers to stand fourth.

Warid cleaned up another 296,510 subscribers in March 2012, ending the month with 14.40 million subscribers.

In March, Zong and Ufone added 711,609 and 697,388 new subscribers respectively. Telenor added just over half a million new subscribers, while Mobilink was able to grab 491,321 subscribers. Zong, once again, led the new subscription race for the month.

Warid is apparently keeping up with the process of cleaning the data and reported a negative addition of 296,510 subscribers in the month.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • A.Khan
    May 10, 2012 - 4:12PM

    We want 4G on our networks soon!


  • Maher
    May 10, 2012 - 4:58PM

    Pakistan’s 68.2% people are using mobile.. That’s amazing…Recommend

  • Shahzad Hussain
    May 10, 2012 - 6:05PM

    4G has become must now to be implemented. PTA make the process fast, so that it shall help science and technology in Pakistan.


  • Arif
    May 10, 2012 - 9:02PM


    A lot of people have two or more sim cards and a lot of them are inactive.


  • Parvez
    May 11, 2012 - 12:20AM

    It would be good to know how these people arrive at this figure ?


  • May 11, 2012 - 1:26AM

    Mobile subscribers in Pakistan cross 118 million mark

    So much for journalism! The 118M mark is not the number of mobile subscribers but total number of mobile connections.


  • Fahed Pervez
    May 15, 2012 - 6:59PM

    The only entertainment device during load-shading


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