Number of 3G, 4G users reaches 36.412m by Nov'16: PTA -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Number of 3G, 4G users reaches 36.412m by Nov’16: PTA

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan reached 36.412 million by end-November against 35.45 million by end of October 2016, official documents of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed Wednesday.

Number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 135.866 million by end of November 2016 from 134.911 million by end of October 2016, which registered an increase of around 0.94 million during the period under review.

According to the documents, Ufone 3G subscribers decreased from 5,245,299 in October to 5,219,952 by end of November 2016.

According to the PTA data, the number of 3G subscribes of Mobilink, Zong and Telenor reached 12.148 million, 6.824 million and 9.504 million respectively by end-November 2016 against 11.779 million, 6.680 million and 9.237 million respectively by end-October respectively. Warid LTE subscribers reached 635,054 by end of November against 599,785 from October 2016.

The number of 4G (Zong) users jumped from 1,903,285 subscribers during October 2016 to 2,080,720 subscribers by end of November 2016.

Mobile tele-density reached 69.60 percent and broadband subscribers increased to 39,023,370 during the period under review.

According to the data, total revenue of the telecom sector for fiscal year 2015-16 stood at Rs456.37 billion, slightly up from Rs449.54 billion reported during the previous year.

Total telecom investment during fiscal year 2015-16 remained at $719.7 million against $1,001 million in 2014-15. The country attracted $659.4 million from cellular mobile companies in 2015-16 against $977.6 million during the same period of previous year.

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