Mobile users increase to 15.5 million

14 Sep 2005

According to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), the total number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 15.5 million at the end of August, a mobile penetration rate of around 10%, up from 3% a year earlier. Mobilink is the largest operator with 7.46 million customers at the same date, followed by Ufone with 2.57 million. Newcomers Telenor and Warid Telecom also managed to sign up new subscribers, ending the month with 829,289 and 508,655 customers respectively. The regulator expects the total customer base to double in the next two to five years.