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3G/4G users reach around 39.88m

3G/4G users reach around 39.88m

ISLAMABAD: The number of 3G and 4G users in the country has reached 39.88 million by March this year, showing a reasonable growth with each passing month.

The number of mobile phone subscribers was 38.96 million during February 2017 and reached 39.88 till March this year, statistics released by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) showed on Thursday.

The number of mobile phone users in the country reached 139.1 million by March this year from 137.8 million by end of February 2017, registering an increase of more than one million new users during the period under review.

As per details, the total 3G subscribers of Jazz – the merged company formed from Mobilink and Warid – reached 12.4 million and 0.8 million 4G users by end of March 2017.

Zong’s 3G subscribers reached 7.8 million and 3.4 million 4G users during March 2017 as compared to 7.6 million 3G users and 3.1 million 4G users by end of February this year.

Moreover, in 3G area Telenor crossed 10.5 million users and in 4G domain reached 0.323 million.

Ufone subscribers registered decline as its 3G users decreased to 4.7 million till March 2017 from 4.87 million by February this year.   Warid LTE had a subscriber’s base of 637,363 by March 2017.

Tele-density for cellular mobile reached 70.8 per cent till March as compared to 70.24 per cent till February 2017.