At the Pakistan Telecom Authority-LIRNEasia workshop held in Islamabad on June 14, 2007, the Chairman of the PTA announced the most recent data on the telecom sector in Pakistan. Given the lack of a definition of a mobile subscriber and evidence that multiple SIMs are being used by individuals, it is LIRNEasia’s practice to refer to mobile SIMs rather than subscribers. That does not take away from the tremendous achievement of the Pakistan operators and the regulatory agency in increasing connectivity to levels above Sri Lanka and India.
Chairman PTA said that PTA had provided level playing field in different areas of tele use in the country.
He appreciated the research activities in communication sector as they motivated to perform even better. The total tele density reached 43.44 % in May 2007 as compared to 12 % in June 2005 while approximately 2.3 million subscribers were being added on cellular mobile networks each month in Pakistan, he observed.
Shahzada Malik also observed that total mobile subscribers at the end of May 2007 crossed 60.8 million marks.
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