Cellular mobile Operators (CMOs) in the country have added 10.6 million users during the last one year as subscribers base has reached 150.24 million till June 2018.
Monthly review of subscriber-base has shown that all the four operators, providing cellular services, have added around an average around 8, 73,000 users per month to their network, showing a reasonable growth in the sector.
As per statistics issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of total mobile phone users was 139.75 million till June 2017 while tele-density which was 72.35 percent in June 2017 has touched 74.11 percent mark till June 2018.
The number of cellular subscribers was 120.2 million during 2011-12 and reached 127.7 million in 2012-13 while it further rose to 140 million in 2013-14.
Due to introduction of biometric verification, the number of subscribers dropped to 114.7 million during 2014-15, the trend saw an increase in subscribers climbing to 133.2 million during 2015-16 and during 2016-17 the number of subscribers continued to increase, reaching 139.8 million mark.
The break-up showed that the number of subscribers of one of leading mobile phone operator Mobilink (Jazz) has reached 55.469 million in June 2018 from 52.47 million till June 2017, grabbing 2.999 million new subscribers during the period.
Similarly, the number of Ufone subscribers which were 18.397 million in June 2017 had reached 20.314 million till June 2018 with an addition of 1.717 million new subscribers in one year.
The subscribers of China Mobile Pakistan (Zong) have jumped to 30.89 million (June-2018) from 28.084 million (June-2017). Zong has added 1.806 million subscribers in one year.
The total number of Telenor's subscribers have reached 43.564 million in 2018 as it was 40.804 in June 2017. In one year the operators attracted 2.76 million new users to its network.