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Pakistan Smartphone Usage
Grappetite has released an infographic detailing Pakistan’s smartphone usage. The founder, Gertjan van Laar, believes that smartphone penetration in Pakistan is between 7-10% and that most telecom providers have an approximately equal share in it, though Telenor and Mobilink seem to have a slightly bigger part.
Total Mobile Users
The PTA has just released its latest mobile subscriber data. Upto May’14 there were a total of 139m mobile subscribers in Pakistan. This represents an 8% increase in the 11 months from July. Zong as expected is growing users a lot faster than the other MNO’s, owing to them winning both the 3G and 4G auctions, and heavily promoting their “Super” 3G service.
- PTA Facilitates Relief Operations for IDP’s | ProPakistani
- Why Startups Cannot Succeed in Pakistan, Yet | Dawn
- Mobile Money Usage | Haq’s Musings