Mobile phone users cross 139.2m mark with 79.3% teledensity

ISLAMABAD - The number of mobile phone users in the country have crossed 139.2 million by May this year as compared to 137.68 million till April.


The teledensity reached 79.3 per cent as compared to 78.7 per cent by April this year.


The latest stats issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday showed that market situation remained almost the same as previous months with Mobilink leading the market with 38.44 million subscribers and Telenor standing at second slot with 36.31 million subscribers.


Zong, which has recently gained number three spot by overcoming Ufone has now 26.74 million subscribers as compared to Ufone's 24.65 million subscribers. Warid settled by May this year by adding more than 13 million customers on its network.


Zong remained the top operator by adding 754,368 new customers on its network. While there are concerns over Zong's dormant customers, the number of new sales is where Zong has lead the market for some time now.


Telenor, which remained consistent with new sales over the past few years also added 434,912 customers during May 2014.


If one looks at Telenor Pakistan's history then there is a consistent and strange upward trend in customers' addition. Telenor has a history of adding 300,000 to 400,000 customers every month. The company calls this stringent graph as a result of consistent policies.


Ufone added 72,600 customers during the month of May while Warid added some 109,506 customers during the reported month.


 

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