KARACHI: Pakistan’s telecommunication sector sold five million high-speed 3G connections within five months after acquiring third-generation (3G) mobile spectrum licenses.
The four cellular mobile operators that each purchased a license for 3G mobile services in April’s spectrum auction earlier this year sold a combined total of 4.96 million 3G connections from July, 2014 to November, 2014, the PTA showed in a report.
China Mobile Pakistan added 1.68 million 3G subscribers to the total, the highest by any operator for the period under review, followed by Mobilink and Telenor Pakistan that sold 1.44 million and 1.18 million 3G connections respectively Ufone added 6,46,949 subscribers to its 3G network.
Zong, the only operator that won a 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) license in the April 23 spectrum auction, also added 1,452 subscriptions to its advanced LTE network as of November, 2014 the company started rolling out its 4G services two months ago.
There was no data for Warid Telecom that started its 4G services only last week.