May ends in Pakistan with an increase in the number of mobile subscribers. In April 2016, there were 132.6 million mobile phone users in the country whereas, in May, we saw a slight increase.
The mobile subscribers are now 133.4 million, according to the latest data from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
The largest mobile network in Pakistan, Mobilink is leading the market with more than 38.9 million customers. Telenor Pakistan stands at second position with 37.9 million mobile subscribers while China Mobile Pakistan or Zong now has 25.1 million customers.
Ufone is standing at the fourth number; the total customers are 20.3 million while Warid Telecom, which has recently merged with Pakistan Mobile Communications Ltd, has secured 11.1 million mobile subscribers.
With the Launch of fastest 3G and 4G-LTE networking methods in Pakistan, the number of mobile customers is increasing on a daily basis in the country. People have started using the internet more on their smartphones instead of the desktop computers or Laptops.
Telenor’s mobile subscribers are expected to increase very soon
Recently, PTA organized the auction for the 850MHz spectrum, in which none of the telecom companies participated except Telenor. The authority has given the license of 850 MHz spectrum to the Telenor Pakistan, and the company’s networking speed is expected to increase very soon.
There has been a continuous decline in the customer base of Ufone and Warid. It is because their internet speed is still slow than the other three networks in Pakistan, i.e., Mobilink, Telenor, and Zong.
Mobilink has recently reintroduced its Jazz brand for its mobile users. The company is also introducing very affordable internet packages. That is why it is standing at the first number in the Pakistani mobile market.