Number of 3G, 4G users in Pakistan reaches 42.084m mark -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Number of 3G, 4G users in Pakistan reaches 42.084m mark

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan reached 42.084 million by the end of June 2017 against 41.728 million in May 2017, said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

Number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 139.758 million by the end of June 2017 as compared to 140.516 million by end-May, which registered a decrease of 758,143 during the period under review.

Total count of Jazz for 3G users stood at 12.443 million by the end of June 2017 as compared to 12.504 million by end-May, registering a downward trend by 61,404. The number of Jazz 4G users jumped from 895,483 in May 2017 to 937,209 in June.

Zong 3G subscribers decreased to 8.64 million by the end of June compared to 8.674 million by end-May 2017; however, the number of 4G users jumped from 3,823,877 in May 2017 to 4,041,766 in June.

The number of 3G users on Telenor network came down from 10.473 million to 10.453 in the aforementioned period; however, like others, the number of 4G users of the company jumped from 519,788 to 607013 in the same period.

Ufone added 124,012 3G users on its network during the month of June as they reached 4.96 million against 4.836 million.

Teledensity for cellular mobile reached 72.41 percent and the number of broadband subscribers reached 44,608,065 by the end of June as compared to 41,728,236 by end-May 2017.

The PTA received 10,237 complaints from telecom consumers against different telecom operators during April-June 2017. The PTA said that it was able to get 96.04 percent of complaints resolved.

The cellular mobile subscribers constitute major part of overall telecom subscriber base, therefore, maximum number of complaints belong to this segment. Total number of complaints against CMOs during April-June 2017 stood at 7,002.

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