Total broadband subscribers including 3G and 4G touched 44.608m in June

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Islamabad: Total broadband subscribers, including for 3G and 4G services, have crossed around the 44.608 million mark in the country, registering a reasonable growth rate with each passing month, the latest official data revealed.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said 3G and 4G subscribers reached 42.084 million by June this year.  The number of broadband subscribers in other technologies included DSL (1,527,306), HFC (50,571), WiMax (168,511), FTTH 48,020 and EvDO (729,625).

Mobilink has overtaken its competitors to become the number one 3G/4G player. Jazz subscribers base was 12.44 million for 3G and 0.938 million for 4G till the period mentioned. A senior official of the company said key to this leading position is consistent investment to further innovate on behalf of subscribers by delivering not just the best 3G/4G and voice network, but also improvements in customer service and product lines.

The 3G subscribers of Zong have now reached 8.64 million and 4.042 4G by end of June 2017. The number of Telenor 3G subscribers was 10.453 million and 4G users (607,013). Ufone subscribers’ base of 3G reached 4.96 million users by June.