Number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan hit 84.8 million
The number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan has reached 84.81 million by end of August 2020, as compared to 82.76 million at the end of July, registering an increase of 2.05 million or 2.48%, said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
The overall number of mobile phone users in Pakistan also registered an increase of 0.95 million users, as total mobile phone users at the end of August were 168.97 million as compared to 168.04 million at July end. Monthly Next Generation Mobile Service (NGMS) penetration increased from 39.25 percent in July to 40.95 percent in August 2020.
As far as individual mobile network providers are concerned, Jazz’s total count for 3G users stood at 10.247 million by the end of August down from 10.480 million by the end of July, showing a decrease of 0.233 million. However, Jazz 4G user numbers jumped from 19.982 million by the end of July 2020 to 21.068 million by the end of August 2020.
Zong’s 3G subscribers also decreased from 6.314 million by July 2020 to 6.118 million in August while its 4G users jumped from 18.131 million from July 2020 to 18.777 million by August.
The number of 3G users of Telenor decreased from 6.790 million in July to 6.665 million by August. The number of 4G users jumped from 11.583 million in July 2020 to 12.250 million by August.
Ufone’s 3G users decreased from 5.258 million by the end of July to 5.148 million by the end of August. The number of 4G users of Ufone increased from 4.221 million by the end of July 2020 to 4.534 million by the end of August.