Mobile phone users reach 132mn: PTA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Thursday announced that number of mobile phone users in the country has reached 132.33 million by January 2014.

As a result, total cellular phone tele-density reached 77 per cent till the reported period.

According to latest statistics, all cellular operators, on the whole, added 538,290 subscribers in December 2013 while another 821,339 subscribers were added in January 2014.

Mobilink is leading the market with 37.72 million subscribers followed by Telenor with 33.75 million users.

Ufone stood third with its 25.03 million subscribers while Zong added 24.36 million subscribers and Warid settled with 12.82 million subscribers by January end.

During last two reported months, Telenor added 730,193 subscribers on its network to lead the race while Zong added 648,523 subscribers during December 2013 and January 2014.

Ufone added some 25,314 subscribers during reported duration while Mobilink managed to record a net addition of 4,604 subscribers during this time.

Warid posted a net loss of 49,005 subscribers during these two months.

Sources: APP