Cellular mobile operators managed to pass 10 million mobile broadband subscriptions as biometric verification of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards slowed down growth in February 2015, statistics from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed on Saturday.

The total number of third-generation (3G) mobile subscriptions increased to 10.3 million as CMOs added 1.2 million new users to their 3G network in February, according to the PTA, translating to a 14% increase over 9 million 3G subscribers the previous month.

February figures indicate a slower growth in 3G sales because the CMOs had recorded a staggering 58% month-on-month increase in 3G subscriptions in the month of January.
The overall cellular user base, too, remained almost stagnant in February. Telecom sector’s overall subscriber base reached 136.6 million during the month under review, a meagre increase of 10 basis points or 0.1% compared to 136.4 million of the previous month.

Read the whole Express Tribune story here.Cellular mobile operators managed to pass 10 million mobile broadband subscriptions as biometric verification of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards slowed down growth in February 2015, statistics from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed on Saturday.

The total number of third-generation (3G) mobile subscriptions increased to 10.3 million as CMOs added 1.2 million new users to their 3G network in February, according to the PTA, translating to a 14% increase over 9 million 3G subscribers the previous month.

February figures indicate a slower growth in 3G sales because the CMOs had recorded a staggering 58% month-on-month increase in 3G subscriptions in the month of January.
The overall cellular user base, too, remained almost stagnant in February. Telecom sector’s overall subscriber base reached 136.6 million during the month under review, a meagre increase of 10 basis points or 0.1% compared to 136.4 million of the previous month.

Read the whole Express Tribune story here.