Te­lenor, Mo­bilink, Ufone voted as favourites to win 3G&4G li­censes

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

A re­cent poll re­sult has in­di­cated three mo­bile phone oper­a­tors in the coun­try - Te­lenor, Mo­bilink and Ufone as favourites to win 3G and 4G li­censes to be auc­tioned next month.

The poll was ini­ti­ated two weeks ago by a web-based tele­com por­tal, Propak­istani, ask­ing sub­scribers to vote that which op­er­a­tor, in their opin­ion, would win 3G and 4G li­censes. A to­tal of 8,502 users ex­pressed their opin­ion as to who will win 3G li­censes while an­other 5,714 par­tic­i­pants an­swered the ques­tion on oper­a­tors ex­pected to win 4G li­censes. With re­gard to 3G li­cense, Te­lenor took the lead with 2,314 votes (27.22%) while Mo­bilink ob­tained sec­ond po­si­tion with 2,267 votes (26.66%). This is not a sur­pris­ing out­come, con­sid­er­ing the fact that Te­lenor and Mo­bilink to­gether con­sti­tute around 53% of Pak­istan's cel­lu­lar sub­scriber base. Both Te­lenor and Mo­bilink have been boast­ing about their 3G ready net­work for some­time now and are strong con­tenders to take home the 3G li­censes.

Ufone grabbed a con­sid­er­able num­ber of 1,867 (22.03%) votes in to­tal to be­come third in poll re­sults. Ufone backed by PTCL, which has huge broad­band in­fra­struc­ture in the coun­try, is also ag­gres­sive about grab­bing 3G and 4G li­censes within a month.

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