Pakistan’s Telecom Sector in a Glance, 2009-10 Stats

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has released its annual report for the year 2009-10. Fiscal year 2010 was yet another good year for the country’s mobile industry, which contributed more than 66 percent of the Rs. 35.7 billion generated in revenue by the telecommunication sector.

Despite signs of slowdown, growth has remained positive and the number of subscribes in the mobile industry crossed 100 million mark in July 2010.


Mobile penetration has increased to 60.40% in Year 2009-10 as compared to previous year 58.20%. Pakistan stands on number two in the region after Malaysia which has 96.8% mobile penetration.


In terms of Market share, Mobilink and Telenor excel with 32.5% and 23.9% respectively. Whereas remaining three cellular companies show downfall in regards of Market Share.  Click here for 2008-2009 Market Share details. Instaphone is out of the list with 0 subscribers.


The number of mobile phone subscribers has increased to 100.15 million as of September 2010 PTA stats. The total number of mobile subscribers is 100,134,748 as of September 2010.



PTA reported 30.125% growth in the year 2009-10 as compared to last year 28.159%.


  • 235.74 billion rupees in revenue was  earned by the mobile industry during fiscal 2010, a growth of 11 from the preceding year.
  • 4.84 million is the number of subscribers added to the network by cellular operators in 2009-10.
  • 66 percent of the total revenue earned by the telecommunication sector cam from the mobile industry.

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5 Responses to "Pakistan’s Telecom Sector in a Glance, 2009-10 Stats"

  1. Shugufta says:

    That’s a lot of mobile subscribers and they keep on growing 🙂

  2. Rehan says:

    Ufone is stuck in the position three for the last couple of years.

  3. Umair Yousaf says:

    As expected, Mobilink is clearly the market leader, and I believe will remain one. Thanks to its attractive packages and marketing!

  4. sigh, this is damn big growing in their subscribers, i hope they will still expecting more in this year..lol

  5. iftikhar says:

    ya its true

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