According to the latest statistics issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), cellular companies have added 10.6 million new users during the last one year as subscribers base now touched the mark of 150.24 million till June 2018.
Four big mobile operators providing cellular services have added 873,00 users per month to their networks due to which the sector showed a tremendous growth. According to PTA, the number of total mobile phone subscribers was 139.75 million and teledensity was 72.35 percent in June 2017 has now touched 74.11 percent mark till June 2018 as 10.6 million have been added to the group.
Besides that, the number of cellular subscribers was around 120.2 million during 2011-12 and reached 127.7 million in 2012-13 which is further increased to 140 million in 2013-14. But, with the introduction of biometric verification, the number of subscribers dropped to 114.7 million during 2014-15, the trend saw an increase in subscribers rose to 133 during 2015-16 and during 2016-17 the number of subscribers continued to increase, reaching the mark of 139.8 million.
If we see individual subscribers count of one of leading mobile phone operator Mobilink (Jazz) has reached 55.469 million in June 2018 from 52.47 million till June 2017, increasing 2.999 million new subscribers during one year. This means Mobilink is the leading mobile network in Pakistan. Meanwhile, the number of Ufone subscribers which was 18.397 million in June 2017 has now reached 20.314 million till June 2018 grabbing 1.717 million new subscribers in one year.
The subscribers of China Mobile Pakistan Zong have reached to 30.89 million (June-2018) from 28.084 million in June-2017. Zong has added 1.806 million subscribers in one year. While the total number of Telenor’s subscribers have reached 43.564 million in 2018 which was 40.804 in June 2017. In one year the Telenor added 2.76 million new users to its network.