Half a million new wireless subscribers added every month

19 May 2005

According to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority 500,000 new wireless customers are added every month, with the total at the end of April standing at 10.5 million, representing a penetration rate of 6.95%. Mobilink is leading the market with 6.45 million customers, followed by U-fone with 2.2 million, Instaphone (524,852), Paktel (308,629 and 429,411 on its AMPS and GSM networks respectively. The newest operator – Telenor – claimed 655,832 customers. The regulator predicts that by the end of 2005 there will be 15 million wireless customers across the country.