According to the latest figures released by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), 3G/4G subscribers in Pakistan have crossed the 56 million mark in Pakistan.
By the end of December 2017, the country had 48.19 million 3G/4G subscribers, a fact which shows the rapid internet penetration across the country.
As of June 2018, the total 3G/4G subscribers have grown to 56,084,619.
Though Pakistan was a bit late in giving this facility to people, citizens have been making the most out of it now as shown by the figures.
By the end of January, the 3G/4G subscribers crossed the 49 million mark. As compared to earlier months of the year 2018, we did not see much rapid growth in the expansion of 3G/4G users in the country. In February, the subscribers increased to 51.25 million, 53.24 million in March, 54.66 million by April 2018 and 55 million by May showing steady growth.
Zong once again got the crown, kept its position of facilitating the most 4G subscribers in the country with Jazz at the second position and Telenor at the third. It is interesting to see that Zong has 5.8 million 4G subscribers, which is quite ahead of 2.5 million 4G users who are using Jazz. Also, Telenor is quite close to Jazz with 2.1 million 4G users.
On the 3G front, Jazz still enjoys the top place followed by Telenor, Zong and then Ufone.
The total broadband users have reached 58 million while the country has total 150 million cellular subscribers. Jazz unsurprisingly is still the largest telecom company thanks to its merger with Warid. The telecom company has 55.4 million users, followed by Telenor with 43.5 million users.
Zong is again at the third position with 31 million users and Ufone at the end with 20.3 million subscribers, Ufone is the only brand that has not made the jump towards a 4G technology and is still far behind in leading the 3G subscribers base and not improving much in attracting cellular subscribers.