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Mobile Subscribers Increased to 95.5 Million [PTA Report July 2009]

Teledensity reached 62.3 percent of the country in July this year, nearly 110bps higher than the previous month, according to data published by the Telecommunications Authority of Pakistan (ATP). Cell sector trended respectable with a penetration rate of 58.50 percent. On the other hand, wireless local loop (WLL) and burglaries remained stable at 2.2 percent and 1.6 percent to a standstill, respectively.

Collective basis, wire line (fixed + WLL) penetration stood at 3.8 percent in July 2009.

PTA LogoIn July 2009, the cell control section third straight month additions of one million monthly averages of 250,000 about nine months since July 2008. In July 2009, the total number of mobile subscribers increased by 95.55 million.

Mobile UsersBased on market leader Mobilink separately with 29.5 million (31 percent) of participants remained in second place was secured followed by Telenor for EUR 21.3 million (22 percent), Ufone market share by 21 percent. Additions highest monthly figures are taken from Mobilink, with 414,000 new subscribers of Telenor and Warid followed with 406,000 and 255,000 new subscribers each.

WLL Section 35,000 new additions during the month and the total reached 2.65 million.

According to information obtained, the most important contribution in this regard was Worldcall with 13.000 additions to the customer base to over 0.56million Telecard 626.000 subscribers. PTCL huge market share has increased subscriber base of 1.31 million. Based on market share PTCL is the first in the segment with a market share of 49 percent, while the position of is succeeded Telecard and World call with almost 24 percent and 21 percent shares, respectively. In the fixed part of the line, all the participants in 9MFY09 decreased by 3.52 million subscribers compared to the level 202k of 3.72 million in 6MFY09.

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