Number of broadband users including 3G and 4G has crossed 50 million

ISLAMABAD: The number of broadband subscribers including 3G and 4G subscribers in the country has crossed 50 million, showing around 24.5 percent penetration till November last year.     

Of the total users, mobile broadband remained the major contributor, sharing 48 million 3G and 4G subscribers till the period. The 3G and 4G subscription registered 23.5 percent penetration, revealed statistics issued by regulator Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

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Till the period, the number of mobile phone users reached 144 million as compared to 142.5 million by October 2017. The teledensity for cellular mobile reached 70.83 percent.

Jazz’s total count for 3G users stood at 14.096 million by end-November as compared to 13.93 million by end-October 2017, registering an increase of 0.166 million. Jazz 4G user numbers jumped from 1,558,180 in October to 1,750,866 by end-November.

Zong 3G subscribers increased to 9.0297 million by end-November 2017 as compared to 8.976 million by end-October, while the number of 4G users jumped from 4,8 million by end-October to 4.9 by end-November.

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