In a recent media campaign Zong is claiming that ‘Zong is first and only network to cross 14 million 4G subscribers which is not true. As per PTA data available on their website ‘Jazz 4G also has 14 million+ 4G subscribers’. Following are some details from PTA website:
The number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan reached 74.33 million by end-November compared to 73.26 million by end-October, said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 164.027 million by end-November compared to 162.98 million by end-October, which registered an increase of 1.047 million during the period under review.
Jazz’s total count for 3G users stood at 12.047 million by end-November compared to 12.255 million by end-October, registering a decrease of 0.208 million. Jazz 4G user numbers jumped from 13.821 by end-October to 14.505 million by end-November 2019.
Zong 3G subscribers decreased from 7.751 by end-October to 7.633 million by end-November while the number of 4G users jumped from 14.221 million by end-October to 14.702 million by end-November.
The number of 3G users of Telenor network decreased from 8.032 million by end-October to 7.935 million by end-November i.e. registering a decrease of 0.097 million. The number of 4G users jumped from 8.052 million by end-October to 8.432 million by end-November.
Ufone 3G users decreased from 6.695 million by end-October to 6.454 million by end-November. The number of 4G users of Ufone increased from 2.430 million by end-October to 2.628 million by end-November.
Teledensity for cellular mobile reached 77 percent by end-November. The broadband subscribers reached 76.38 million by end-November compared to 75.30 million by end-October 2019.
The PTA received 6,986 complaints from telecom consumers against different telecom operators including (cellular operators, PTCL, LDIs, WLL operators and ISPs) as of November 2019.