The trend of mobile phones started in Pakistan in the late 90s and now everyone old or young has a mobile phone in his pocket. There are many different factors which are behind this mobile phone craze. Here I would like to mention that this mobile phone craze is nowadays converting into smartphone craze. Today’s article will be totally based on the statistics. PTA has recently issued the statistics of number of cellular subscribers in Pakistan till May 2012.
You will be surprised to know that currently there are 119.9 million mobile phone subscribers in Pakistan. According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority the tele density of cellular mobile subscribers has raised up to 68.8% from 68.2% which was in March 2012.
Now we will discuss the overall stats till May 2012. As you can see in the image above that Mobilink is way ahead of all other cellular subscribers with 36,048,127 subscribers. I would like to mention a very interesting fact here that Mobilink has not lost its top spot since when it started its business in Pakistan because it was one of the very first cellular companies to start business here. After Mobilink, Telenor has reserved the 2nd spot with a total of 29,896,660. At the third position its ufone with 23,550,270 subscribers. Ufone after adding a huge number of subscribers to its account now has slowed down a bit. At the 4th position its Zong surpassing Warid. Zong has currently 16,566,768 subscribers. It is relatively a new company that is why number its number of subscribers is always rising. Warid Telecom is at the last spot with 13,798,974 subscribers. Warid became very popular in a short time after General Pervaiz Musharraf made the first call in Pakistan with through Warid. But in the recent past its performance has not been satisfactory and Warid is continuously losing customers. It must introduce some very exciting offers to rise up again.