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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