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Broadband Subscribers Reaches 58Million Mark

In the last few years Pakistani broadband market has expanded exponentially. Thanks to 3G, 4G licenses and intense fiber optics network expanding and covering more of Pakistan. As of June 2018, Pakistani broadband subscribers have touched 58 million mark which is a huge achievement.

Broadband will witness another boom when 5G will be commercially operational in coming years. For now, Zong is the only broadband provider who has signed testing 5G.

Zong 4G tops the count in 4G broadband subscribers. It has major share of 4G subscribers. Zong 4G has 9.2M 3G subscribers and 7.3M 4G subscribers. Zong 4G has major of the broadband subscriber base as it was first 4G broadband company Pakistan. It contested in 3G category with other companies but it had no competitor in 4G category. Secondly it had very elastic and economical broadband packages.

Jazz Pakistan is the second player in the market and has very strong broadband user base in 3G; but is gaining subscribers of 4G after Jazz-Warid merger. Jazz had 14.8M 3G subscribers and 4.3M 4G subscribers.

Telenor Pakistan has 10.5M 3G subscribers and 3.1M 4G subscribers. Telenor has good numbers in 3G broadband subscribers but very little count of 4G subscriber base, this is because Telenor was later comer in 4G broadband. It still is working hard to gain handsome numbers of 4G users.

Ufone has 6.6M 3G subscribers only and they do not operate in 4G broadband services. Ufone has not shown any in trust in acquiring 4G license, though it is a semi-government organization and has government backing to some extent. Ufone should have performed better to acquire 4G license and user base.

Syed Tanzeel Ashfaq

Syed Tanzeel Ashfaq is Software Engineer by profession and has over ten years of experience. He loves to express himself through blogging about Information Technology, Software development, Urdu literature, Islamic history and several other topics.