The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Reports Significant Growth in 3G and 4G User Base
According to the latest data released by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan witnessed a notable increase. From the end of June to the end of July, the user base grew by 3.07 million, reaching a total of 118.57 million. This surge highlights the growing reliance on mobile data services in the country.
In addition, the total number of cellular subscribers in Pakistan also experienced growth during the same period. The figure rose by 0.68 million, reaching 195.26 million by the end of July. This increase indicates the continuous expansion of mobile connectivity across the nation.
Moreover, the teledensity for cellular mobile showed a slight rise, from 88.34 percent in June to 88.61 percent in July. The overall teledensity, including various telecommunication services, also witnessed a modest increase, reaching 89.8 percent by the end of July.
The Monthly Next Generation Mobile Service (NGMS) penetration also saw a positive trend, with an increase from 52.55 percent in June 2022 to 53.8 percent in July. This indicates a growing adoption of advanced mobile technologies among users.
Analyzing individual telecom operators, Jazz observed a decline in its 3G user count, dropping from 5.947 million to 5.838 million by the end of July. However, the number of Jazz 4G users showed a significant jump, increasing from 38.039 million to 39.296 million during the same period.
In contrast, Zong experienced a decrease in its 3G subscriber base, declining from 3.197 million to 3.108 million by the end of July. However, the number of Zong 4G users increased from 28.906 million to 29.695 million, showcasing a positive trend for their advanced mobile services.
Telenor witnessed a decrease in its 3G subscribers, falling from 3.542 million to 3.480 million by the end of July. On the other hand, the number of Telenor 4G users showed growth, rising from 21.831 million to 22.401 million during the same period.
Lastly, Ufone recorded a slight decline in its 3G user base, with the number standing at 3.468 million by the end of July compared to 3.509 million by the end of June. However, Ufone’s 4G users experienced an increase, growing from 9.419 million to 9.909 million, reflecting the demand for faster mobile connectivity among consumers.
These statistics demonstrate the evolving landscape of mobile telecommunications in Pakistan, with an increasing number of users embracing 3G and 4G technologies for their communication and data needs.