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