According to the data released by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of 3G/4G users in Pakistan has reached 38.962 million at the end of February 2017.
The total number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached to 137.791 million by the end of February 2017, which stood at 137.095 million by the end of January 2017. This figure indicates an increase of approximately 0.696 million users in one month.
Furthermore, as per the data, the total number of users on Jazz platform reached 51.876 million by February 2017, as compared to 51.534 million by January 2017.
Moreover, Zong and Telenor have also recorded an increase in the number of subscribers, which reached 27.706 million and 39.752 million by February 2017 respectively. In January 2017, Zong had 27.496 million active subscribers, whereas the number of active subscribers on Telenor’s platform was 39.586 million.
On the other hand, Ufone continues to experience decline in the total number of subscribers as its subscriber base dropped to 18.456 million in February 2017, which by the end of January 2017 stood at 18.478 million.
Since the competition in Pakistan’s telecom industry is soaring, Zong has continuously been making efforts to create traction among the mobile phone users to switch to its platform. Zong is also planning to invest approximately $200 million in the current fiscal year.
“China Mobile Pakistan (Zong) has reaffirmed its stated commitment of adding more investment in Pakistan in the coming years. The company announced another USD $200 million investment in Pakistan at its annual business conference, which was the biggest telecom event of the year so far,” read a statement issued by the company.
Considering the recent moves made by Zong, it is pretty evident that it is trying to position itself as a dominant force in Pakistan’s telecommunication sector. In any case, we’ll keep a track on the upcoming trends of the company to keep our readers updated.