Pakistan crosses 125m mobile users mark

Published: July 11, 2013

With 125,012,860 mobile phone users, teledensity in the country reached 70 per cent mark. PHOTO: FILE

According to the recent data released by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the country has 125 million mobile phone users, ProPakistani reported on Thursday.

The stats are related to the data collected till May 2013

The report claims that with 125,012,860 mobile phone users, teledensity in the country reached 70 per cent mark. This, according to the report, is the all-time high level.

The PTA said that five cellular companies added around 2.5 million subscribers during April and May 2013, despite the fact that mobile phone companies are not happy with the new regulations and said that “new sales are hard to earn.”

As per the data, Zong added 908,039 users, Telenor 852,080, Mobilink 431,160 and Ufone 259,853.

The ProPakistani report stated that Mobilink remains the market leader with 36.75 million customers, while Telenor recorded 31.70 million customers, Ufone had 23.87 million customers. Zong – for the first time – crossed the 20 million mark and stood at 20.20 million customers by May 2013.

Warid had 12.50 million customers by the end of period.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Jul 11, 2013 - 3:45PM

    wow i can`t imagine this but we don’t have still 3g in our cell phone its just govt lazy rule and ptcl not want to cellular companies give the 3g technology…

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  • Dhaka
    Jul 11, 2013 - 11:53PM

    The 125million is nothing compared to us.Our subscribers keep on increasing and pakistan will surprise to see the rise of Regional power like us.There is no match between us and pakistan

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  • asim
    Jul 12, 2013 - 11:12AM

    what about welfare projects from these firms for the poor? They are earning billions how much tax paid?

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  • Basil
    Jul 27, 2013 - 4:43AM

    It is an exciting news, we know that the growth of mobile phone users is a continuous trend and its not just that, the over all internet penetration is slightly higher than India, there are about 9 million users on facebook. While these trends grow, I don’t really see any strong improvement towards ecommerce side of things in Pakistan. The neighbouring countries such as India has a strong ecom presence. Even though laptopns & mobile phones are extremely popular amongst our youth, but since Pakistan’s economy is in shambles and for many other reasons we don’t even have a single dedicated online shopping portal for mobiles or gadgets, all we have is stuff like http://mobilephones.pk or http://mobilinkgsm.com.pk etc which apparently don’t have much interested in cashing out on boiling market

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