Pakistan 3G base passes 10m milestone

16 Mar 2015

Pakistan’s 3G subscriber base crossed the ten million mark in February 2015, according to statistics published by sector regulator the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. 3G subscriptions reached 10.33 million as at 28 February 2015, up 14.5% compared to the previous month, whilst the country’s 4G customer base grew by 38.9% to 68,184. Norwegian-backed Telenor continues to lead the market, with 3.15 million 3G users, although Mobilink has overtaken Ufone to take second place, with 2.60 million 3G subscriptions, compared to the latter’s 2.47 million. Despite its later entry, Warid represents the lion’s share of the 4G space, with 60,923 Long Term Evolution (LTE) customers compared to the 7,261 served by China Mobile’s local unit Zong at that date.