Mo­bile phone users to touch 128.042m by Jan­uary

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Mo­bile phone users in the coun­try have touched 128.042 mil­lion mark at end of Jan­uary this year as five oper­a­tors added a com­bined user base of 2.14 mil­lion sub­scribers dur­ing a month. The num­ber of mo­bile phone sub­scribers was 125.9 mil­lion by De­cem­ber last year, the lat­est data is­sued by Pak­istan Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion Au­thor­ity (PTA) re­vealed on Wed­nes­day.

Mo­bile tele-den­sity also in­creased from 65.3 per­cent to 66.2 per­cent till Jan­uary this year. Mo­bilink leads the charts with 36.97 mil­lion cus­tomers while Te­lenor is clos­ing in the gap with 35.39 mil­lion sub­scribers. How­ever, af­ter planned merger of Mo­bilink and Warid, Mo­bilink will be able to widen the lead with more than 47 mil­lion post­merger cus­tomers.

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