Pakistani cellular companies are fast expanding their 3G network footprints and the customers.
According to recent stats shared by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Pakistani cellular firms added 6.3 million 3G users on their networks till December 31st, 2014.
Pakistani telcos converted a total of 1.41 million customers to 3G network during the month of December 2014.
It must be noted that, Ufone’s 3G customers count for December 2014 wasn’t included in the grand total and hence we picked Ufone’s 3G customers’ count for November 2014.
To be more clear on what a 3G customer is, PTA explained that any revenue generating activity on 3G data during last 90 days is considered as an active 3G customer.
Telenor, as per stats, lead the market with its 2.26 million customers till December 2014 end. Zong managed to grab 1.8 million subscribers while Mobilink had 1.67 3G customers till the end of reported duration.
Ufone’s last reported 3G figures (from Nov 2014) were 646,949. It is unclear that why Ufone’s count isn’t included for December 2014 stats.
Source: PTA, Ufone figures are till Nov 2014
Zong is reported to had 2,242 4G customers till Dec 2014, up from 1,437 4G customers it had the previous month. Unlike 3G’s uptake, Zong is facing serious troubles with 4G numbers mainly due to coverage constraints.
We will have to see how Warid has managed with 4G customers, an update for which is likely to be included in next monthly stats from PTA.