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Pakistan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Pakistan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Pakistan's mobile market has experienced moderate growth over the last six years. Mobile growth opportunities in Pakistan have been very substantial due to a young population and rising penetration of mobile services. Slow to moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to very strong local competition.

The country's mobile operators are all fighting for a larger share of the market, forcing down prices and subsequently Average Revenue Per Unit (ARPU). The operators have been shifting their focus to Value Added Services (VAS) in order to improve revenues.

Mobilink and Warid merged their operations into a single brand, Jazz, which saw the number of mobile operators reduce from six to five. Further market consolidation is predicted over the next five years as the operating margins of the major operators come under further pressure.

Pakistan has seen a dramatic increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years. However, the mobile broadband market is still at an early stage of development with penetration well below most other Asian countries. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023, driven by further adoption of 4G and eventually 5G services.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had been instructed by the federal government to begin the process of conducting 5G tests and trials. Pakistan's MoIT is aiming to introduce commercial 5G services before 2020.

Key developments:

4G network rollouts continue across the country.
Pakistan has seen a dramatic increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years.
Pakistan's MoIT is aiming to introduce commercial 5G services before 2020.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Mobilink (PMCL); Ufone (PTML, PTCL's subsidiary); Telenor Pakistan; Warid Telecom; Instaphone.


1. Synopsis
2. Market Overview and Analysis
3. Mobile Statistics
3.1 Market Statistics and Market Forecast
3.2 Mobile voice
3.2.1 Prepaid
3.3 Mobile broadband statistics and Market Forecast
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Spectrum Auctions 2014 - 2017
4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.3 Other Developments
5. Mobile Infrastructure
5.1 5G
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Statistics by Operators
6.2 PMCL (Jazz)
6.2.1 PMCL (Mobilink)
6.2.2 Warid Telecom
6.3 Ufone (PTCL)
6.4 Telenor Pakistan
6.5 Zong
6.6 Special Communication Organisation (SCO)
6.7 Historic - Instaphone (Pakcom)
6.8 MVNOs
7. Mobile content and applications
7.1 m-commerce / m-banking
8. Related reports
Table 1 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 2 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 2023
Table 3 Historic - mobile subscribers 1995 - 2005
Table 4 Historic - Mobile services revenue 1998 - 2016
Table 5 Mobile services revenue 2011 - 2017
Table 6 Historic - Proportion of prepaid mobile subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 7 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2023
Table 8 Mobile operators and systems
Table 9 Mobile subscribers (millions) by operator 2009 - 2018
Table 10 Mobile subscriber market share by operator 2009 - 2018
Table 11 Mobile subscribers by operator, annual change 2014 - 2018
Table 12 Mobile subscribers (millions) by operator and 3G, 4G - 2018
Table 13 Mobile subscribers (millions) by operator and 3G, 4G - 2017
Table 14 Historic - 3G, 4G and LTE mobile subscribers by operator 2016
Table 15 Historic - 3G, 4G and LTE mobile subscribers by operator 2015
Table 16 Mobilink mobile subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 17 Historic - Warid Telecom subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 18 Ufone (PTCL) subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 19 Telenor Pakistan subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 20 Historic - Telenor Pakistan - ARPU 2009 - 2014
Table 21 CMPak (Zong) mobile subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 22 Historic - Instaphone (Pakcom) subscribers 2000 - 2010
Chart 1 - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
Chart 2 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023

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