3G, 4G users reach 34.19 million

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): China Mobile Pakistan (Zong) has added around 0.8 million 4G users to its network during September this year alone, mainly due to rise of its portable 4G MiFi devices that come with massive monthly data limits.
While it is still being debated if 4G could become primary internet connection for masses or not, Pakistani internet users are apparently relying more on Zong’s 4G Data Devices, as compared to wired broadband, thanks to up to 200 GBs of per month data limit offered.
The fact has been reflected in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) latest monthly statistics as total number of 3G and 4G users reach 34.19 million.
As per figures, Zong’s 4G users reached 1.72 million at end of September 2016, up from just 0.92 million a month ago.
With Warid’s LTE users, the total number of 4G customers in Pakistan reached 2.3 million by September 2016, up from 1 million subscribes just two months ago.
Total 3G subscribership reached 32 million at end of September.
Mobilink added 5,43,000 3G users during the month to top the charts. Zong that did well for 4G, lost some 91,000 3G users – who probably were upgraded to 4G.
Overall mobile phone users (2G, 3G and 4G combined) reached 134.41 million at end of September 2016.