Telecos data subscribers cross 60m mark: PTA.

Islamabad -- The number of data subscribers crossed the mark of 60 million in Pakistan as the customers utility of the mobile broadband internet continued to grow for their personal and commercial use.

According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the telecom operators added more than 3.94 million data subscribers in the first four month of financial year 2018-9, which surged to stand at 60.2 million by end of October 2018 from the subscribers' base of 56.08 million, which stood at the start of the financial year since July.

The penetration of the mobile broadband internet stands at 28.89 percent in the overall tele-density of 73.23 percent, showing an impressive rate of migration of mobile phone users from the basic telephony service of mobile phone network to the high-speed broadband internet.

Among the overall addition of 3.94 million, Ufone has added the highest number of mobile broadband users, which stood at 1.47 million. It subscribers base of 3G users reached 8.1 million-an all-time high mark so far since the introduction of broadband internet service.

It is interesting to mention here that Ufone is the only operator in the country with 3G services whilst the rest of three operators offer 3G and 4G services in separate part of the country.

Industry analysts said the mobile companies with speedy and uninterrupted broadband...

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