ISLAMABAD: Telecom operator Jazz’s overall subscriber base grew by 5.6pc year-over-year to 62.8 million during the second quarter of 2020, while it’s 4G customer base grew by 71.5pc to 19.1 million.
According to a press statement issued by the company on Thursday, the overall data users of Jazz also grew by 11.1pc YoY to 41 million during the period under review.
“Jazz continued network investment, and with its 4G base stations increasing by 17pc YoY (to over 10,000), its 4G subscriber penetration reached 30pc. The data usage for Jazz surged by 97.9pc to 3.6GB per user for 2QFY20,” the statement read.
Jazz’s self-care app, Jazz World, has crossed 6 million monthly active users, which is a threefold YoY increase (305pc), making it the largest telco app in Pakistan.
On the financial side, the number of monthly active JazzCash mobile wallets also continued to rise, reaching 8.1 million users. This is a YoY increase of 41pc. With over 76,000 registered freelancers generating more than Rs1.23 billion worth of transactions, JazzCash is now Pakistan’s largest financial institution for freelancers, the company claimed.
Overall, JazzCash processed around 900 million transactions amounting to over Rs1.7 trillion over the past 12 months.
According to Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim, “Our focus during the pandemic has been to ensure the provision of reliable and affordable internet service which is critical for students and businesses working from home. Going forward, we will continue to expand our 4G network while strengthening our core and digital services portfolio aimed at meeting the growing data needs of our customers.”