Telecom giants: Subscribers rise to 121.6 million

Mobilink maintained the top position with 36.389 million subscribers at the end of October.


Our Correspondent January 10, 2013
Overall, cellular teledensity increased to 68.8% in October compared to 68.3% in September 2012.

KARACHI:


The number of mobile cellular subscribers in Pakistan surpassed 121.6 million at the end of October 2012, according to latest statistics released by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).


Mobilink maintained the top position with 36.389 million subscribers at the end of October, adding 314,782 subscriptions for the month. Telenor, the second largest operator in terms of subscriber base, remained number two with 30.429 million subscribers. It added 266,029 new subscribers to its network.

Ufone once again stood third by adding 243,194 subscribers to take its overall subscriptions to 24.072 million. Zong added 150,353 subscribers to stand at number four with 17.951 million subscribers.

Warid – for the first time in months – showed a positive growth. It added 114,551 new subscriptions and stood fifth with 12.761 million subscribers in October last year.

Overall, cellular teledensity increased to 68.8% in October compared to 68.3% in September 2012.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2013.

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COMMENTS (1)

Clear Black Bag | 8 years ago | Reply

These figure shall be reduced if this PTA's policy is implemented,id est,only 5 SIM cards on each CNIC can/shall be issued/registered for new and existing customers as well..... But if this policy is only for new customers then much the best and excellent and but if this PTA's policy is implemented for new and existing both customers then mobile companies must be mentally prepared to reduce these figures even decreasing the revenue and government's taxes because telecommunication sector is the only sector which gives billions of Rupees' tax to the government on daily basis because previously average 10 mobile phones' connections have been issued on each CNIC and in case of closing them and restricting them up to 5 daily revenue for mobile phones companies and tax for the government shall be automatically reduces/decreased because in Pakistan majority of the mobile user people don't want to register mobile phones' connections/numbers on their female family members......

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