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Published on November 3rd, 2006 | by Babar Bhatti

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Investing In Mobile Phone Companies in Pakistan





Pakistan’s telecommunication market is one of the hottest in the emerging economies. This post will briefly review the mobile phone players in Pakistan and discuss how to evaluate and invest in these companies. In future posts I’ll review the major companies in more detail. See this page for the most recent numbers about mobile subscribers and companies.

As the number of mobile subscribers climb up in Pakistan to over 40 million, so does the competition and that makes it hard to tell which companies will do well in future. What are the success factors and the upcoming changes such as mobile number portability (discussed here)? FirstI’ll present the snapshots of the companies. Then I’ll go over some of the indicators and performance metrics which can be used to evaluate thse companies.

About Pakistani Mobile Companies & Their Foreign Connections

First lets look at the market share of the 6 mobile players in Pakistan. I took the subscriber numbers (in millions) from PTA site a few weeks ago.

Market Share

MobilinkAt the top is Mobilink, the Pakistani unit of Egypt-based telecom company Orascom. It has been in Pakistan since 1994. With 19.2 million subscribers it has the largest market share. Its shares are listed on the Egyptian and London stock markets as GDRs. My next post will focus entirely on Orascom and its performance.

ufoneUfone, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pakistan Telecommunication Co. Ltd (PTCL),  is now under the control of Etisalat group of UAE. With 8.4 million subscribers it is the runner up. For those in Pakistan it is the one company where they can easily invest locally.

waridtelWarid, owned by the Abu Dhabi group of the United Arab Emirates and sister of Wateen group is number 3 with 5.6 million subscribers, that is 14% market of subscribers.

telenorNorway’s Telenor, a recent entrant with about a billion US dollar invesment in Pakistan has been doing well, based on its recent earning report. It has about 4.26 million subscribers or 11% of the market. Telenor stock is listed in the Oslo stock market (TEL) and Nasdaq NY (TELN).

paketlPaketl was owned by Millicom International Cellular (listed in Nasdaq as MIC) at the time of writing of this post. (Later it was acquired by China Mobile)It has 3% of the subscriber share in Pakistan.

Total Telecom in July 2006 acquired Instaphone – a cellular business of Luxembourg’s Millicom, in the first ever sale of a mobile business in Pakistan by a foreign company. It has 0.3 million subscribers.

How do you tell the winner?

Put another way if you decided to invest money in one of these companies how would you make the choice? The actual investment logistics will be discussed in additional posts.

When you look at the performance and results of the mobile companies, here are some useful industry indicators to look out for (in addition to the financial results):
Growth rate: how many net subscribers has it added in the quarter/year?
– What is the churn rate (customers who leave) ? Low churn indicates customer loyalty.
– What is the average revenue per user ARPU (what does average subscriber spend) and what is the profit margin per subscriber? How much of ARPU is voice vs data (eg sms)?
– What is the percentage of pre-paid subscribers (considered less loyal than postpaid)?
– How much does it cost to acquire a new subscriber?

Pakistan is still an unsaturated market and with the falling cost of handsets there are plenty of new subscribers to go for. But eventually as in saturated markets, if mobile operators want to avoid simply competing on price, they will have to compete on superior service,  innovative features and ease-of-use. As an example of new trends there were so many text messages (SMS) sent on this Eid that the networks of all 6 companies were kept extremely busy!

Look for future posts for more detailed analysis and performance discussion of the major players.


About the Author

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100 Responses to Investing In Mobile Phone Companies in Pakistan

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  2. AHMED BELO says:

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  3. CH.Asad says:

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  4. ali assdarkazmi says:

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  5. Welder work says:

    mobile phones that have built in cameras are my favorite because they can capture those special moments and events ~-.

  6. imtiaz says:

    I want to get information on how to buy a Franchise and of which mob company. How much money is required. Thanks

  7. nouman aslam says:

    ASALAM ALAIKUM SIR / MADAM
    sir i v 2 pilot in GILGIT district. if u want for tower in that area in any communication system. i ll provide big area pilot.
    thx.

  8. Umaira says:

    I have a plot of 7 marla,I want a tower of any company on my plot.Please do as soon as possible.I am very thankful to you.My contact number is 0306-5027340.

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  10. S.M.Ali Rizvi says:

    I have 2 plots on top of gulshan-e-Maymay there is a structre on one plot and other is open.

    I am looking telecommunication company for fixing their towers

    Pls do contact me at 0300 8235081

  11. manik essani says:

    ASALAM ALAIKUM SIR / MADAM
    sir i v 2 pilot in hyderabad district. if u want for tower area in any communication system. i ll provide big area pilot.

    thx.

    Regard
    mmges
    mob: 03003024270 or 03342083258

  12. khalid khan says:

    salam,,,
    sir i want to buy some shares of mobilink, but i don,t how this business will done,plz give me some infortant information about the shares’s business.
    thank you……

  13. alina says:

    salam i am alina from karachi and i am looking for a person who live in karachi gulshan-e- iqbal i hvent any kind of information about him just i hv his contect numer which is 0343282312 and his number is offed befor 3 days since monday s night if some one help me to find his adress or any information plz let me know on my number 03463301621 i am requesting to all who live in karachi plz help me hurry because if i couldnt get him with in a 2 or 3 days he will left paskistan it is seriouse to atter of some one life my e mail adress is alialina78@yahoo.com

  14. ANWAR says:

    i want information about buying a zong franchise.how much does it cost and the requirements.i m in khushab/ mithatawana

  15. yasir says:

    To,
    The Regional Manager,of all companies
    Subject : Installation of Mobile Tower/Mobile Booster/Wireless Tower
    Dear Sir,
    This is to inform you that we want to install mobile booster/mobile tower/wireless tower at our Propurtey..Our propartey is near by electric pole Which is the most suitable location for your mobile/wireless booster installation.
    Kindly send your survey team for inspection and give us a chance to be apart of your business.
    Your co-operation will highly appreciate.
    Thank you,
    Yours truly,
    EMAIL ADDRES:universit_flowerfrnd@yahoo.com
    MY NUMBER:03003322029

    address:yasir & brothers station road kunri mirpurkhas sindh

  16. syed ali haider rizvi says:

    To,
    The Regional Manager,of all telecom companies
    Subject : Installation of Mobile Tower/Mobile Booster/Wireless Tower
    Dear Sir,
    This is to inform you that we want to install mobile booster/mobile tower/wireless tower at our Propurtey..Our propartey is near by electric pole Which is the most suitable location for your mobile/wireless booster installation.
    Kindly send your survey team for inspection and give us a chance to be apart of your business.
    Your co-operation will highly appreciate.
    Thank you,
    Yours truly,
    EMAIL ADDRES:SYEDALIHAIDERRIZVI@ROCKETMAIL.COM
    MY NUMBER:03322141358
    MY PHONE:02136131912
    HOUSE NO :A73/86 SER NO 417 JAFFAR-E-TAYYAR MALIR KARACHI

  17. ahsan says:

    ASLAMO-o-ALIKUM

    i have small buisness in rawalpindi

    i have many plot, i want to install any moblile compny tower.but i don,t know how i don.
    please give me a sugestion how i show plots for rent for tower.and where i make contact.

    one of very important plot near

    islamabad airport

    if any one is intrested then contect

    03125052871

    or
    email at

    ahsanmirza22@gmail.com

  18. asghar maseed says:

    Dear sir,
    My name is asghar khan maseed, and i live in karachi. I have a commerical plot and location is mangopir road marbel factory 240 yards islamia goth. I want it to give on rent for Mobile Tower.My contact number is 0345-3379704. If your goodself is interested so please contact me on the given cell number any time.

    Maseed House
    Asghar khan maseed
    house no. 1192 street no. 19
    azam basti karachi no. 44
    pakistan.
    mobile number:- 0343/2742880

  19. Nadeem says:

    Dear All
    its just a drama of installing tower on money and peoples location , i am working in pakistan big leading company , tower installed by co ordinates which provided by our RF department not by peoples wish or money exchange, i know such fake companies who collect millions of rupees from peoples just to install tower in there location, kindly all brothers be aware and also inform your friends relatives its all Gup Shup nothing else. do not give single cent to any one also if they visit your location, its Requirement of companies not you peoples, if your location fit and clear by telecom operator three departments after that your plot will be consider Ok. please please all of you be aware , now a days its Dramas going every where, peopels collect money by visiting plots and places.

  20. abdul basit says:

    AOA, sir i have plot (at tarhadda) in talagang distt chakwal.iif ur company adjust tower at there .so tell me at my email addrs, qkb2002002@yahoo.com tel;0344-5647060/0332-5924778 i read the web site that very nice,ba bay
    allah hafiz

  21. hi, pls join the company, thanks by

  22. umair ahmed farooqi says:

    SUBJECT:–OFFER FOR INSTALLATION OF OVERHEAD MOBILE TOWER AT MY ROOF TOP

    Dear sir ,
    i have 400 sq yard plot in gulistan e juhar block12 my plot no is B 156 .
    i have space at the roof and height of the roof from the road 24feet corner plot
    ground plus one .
    if your company is intrested so please contact me my cell number mention below.
    Thanks in advance for your kind attention and waiting for your prompt action with our best regards.
    umair ahmed farooqi

    cell no 0300 9245225
    0343 6174651

  23. shumail says:

    well i ned to know about latest proce ogf mobile plz help..

  24. Acquisition Consultants says:

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    Regards,

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  25. Abid Hameed says:

    Any Body intrested in working as sub contractor of warid CM PK Ericsson or Huawei for Tower Installation work, Plz contact me.

    Br
    Abid Hameed
    Project Manager
    Eltek Valere

  26. Muhammad Shoaib Kamran says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am master degree holder in Economics with 72.40% i want to get job in telecom sector to explore my experience with telecom sector kindly look my cv

  27. Dear Sir,

    AOA i have done MBA in finance from University of central punjab lahore with 70%. i am looking for job in telecom sector. so plz consider my application i am very thankful to you.
    with best regards.

    mobile no. 03457332799
    phone no. 0616537979

  28. Saleem A.Siddiqui says:

    sir i have a house at very suitable place for installation of communication Tower. Area 30*30 100 yads 40′ road westopen corner.
    if your company is intrested so please contact me my cell number mention below.
    Thanks in advance for your kind attention and waiting for your prompt action with our best regards.

    Saleem A. Siddiqui
    cell:0323-2981023

  29. Yasir Altaf says:

    i want to know the procedure of investing money in the different telecom companies of pakistan and especially in Ufone
    and also the profit ratio and method
    my email address is
    imyasiraltaf@yahoo.com
    plz give me these information on my yahoo mail account
    thanxxxxxxx

  30. Rana Salman says:

    i want sale my Mobile numbers:300-333-321-313-4626651
    My Contact Number is 0333-4626651-0300-4626651

  31. Taimur says:

    Sallam……..recently i visit da website and i feel enjoyness here.nice note i read.ok good bye.

  32. Mukhtar Hussain Awan says:

    sir i have a plot at very suitable place for installation of communication Tower. Area 15 marla behind Awan Market opposite Vera Stadium District Layyah.
    if your company is intrested so please contact me my cell number mention below.
    Thanks in advance for your kind attention and waiting for your prompt action with our best regards.

    Mukhtar Hussain Awan
    cell:03006763042

  33. Muhammad Asghar says:

    Sir my name is Muhammad Asghar i am working in pak Army and residing in Bahawalpur. My Village is mouzar mari meer Muhammad 30Km North of Bahawalpur city. There are no signals of Warid telecom, Zong, and very weak signal of Mobilink. In my area most of the people use cell phones. So it is request that please provide Signal to our are are of Mobilink and warid also. I have a plot located at the main Road with all facilities.
    My contact number is 0333-4389010. Please contact me for the installation of Tower on the given cell number any time.

    Muhammad Asghar
    Mouzar Mari Meer Muhammad tehsil and Disst Bahawalpur

    masghar_802@yahoo.com

  34. Ms. Bisma says:

    Dear Sir,
    I have two 5 & 10 plot located near Sher-e-Bangal Colony in a fastly growing area. There is a signal problem for various mobile fone companies. I want the installation from any company for its “Mobile Phone Towers” on rental basis.
    You may please contact me on my number as given below.
    Best regards.

    Yours truly,

    Ms. Bisma

    92-323-8482375

  35. Abdul basit says:

    HI ,

    Recently Alcatel Mobile phone has been launch in Pakistan ,

    OT-v770 first model in market availabe its a slim stylish mobile phone with wide screen .

    here is its vedio

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Ltme_z9f4

  36. bilal haider says:

    ASLAMO-o-ALIKUM
    i am small buisness man in taxila.i have many plot, i want to install any moblile compny tower.but i don,t know how i don.
    please give me a sugestion how i show plots for rent for tower.and where i make contact.
    bilalhaider
    0301-3271099

  37. Muhammad Hussain says:

    I’m student of Quaid e azam universtiy islamabade, stuying in ANTHROPOLOGY,and saving research on mobile cellular companies, plz do me fever, send me Ufone anul report on my e-mail address GEETA_1883@yahoo.com. Its my pleasure to visite this site.

  38. Raja says:

    Hello everyone

    I am doing my Master’s Dissertation on mobilink’s customer orientation and innovation, so i need data to collect about it. I have already published questionnaire online, so i have request you all to please take participation in this survery which will enable me to reach on conclusion. Your response will be strictly anonymous. You will not be asked for your name or any other identification.
    Link is given below

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=13rI33CoJz6anKgu1fZhRA_3d_3d

    I am hoping that you can be a part of this survey,

    Thanks

    Raja

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  40. imran says:

    dear sir we would like to install a mobile tower on our land..plz send us short info…swat mingora

  41. Kausar Raza says:

    I m a student of MBA at Bahria University.I making report on cellular companies and their snatching ration. Can u please help me by providing latest data on market share of mobile phone companies in Pakistan and their snatching ratio.

  42. Aftab Ahmed says:

    Hi Every one.. Can any one tell me the website from where I can get final accounts of PMCL (Mobilink).

  43. Nimerah says:

    hi………i brought my blackberry pearl from united states of america…………it was not working…so i contacted its manufactures there for onlocking code…….they sent it to me via email……..now i have a problem relating its software………….so can u please tell me place in lahore from where i can install that…..ill be very thankfulllllllllllllll
    waiting for reply

  44. Abdul Basit says:

    i have place for mobile tower it is place on highway road

    contact me 0302-7440917

  45. farooq khan says:

    hello for all

    i am working in saudia arabia for mobile company for fiber optic cable splicing and testing

  46. Waqas Javed says:

    Nice, concise and very informative post. Excellent Job.

    Kind Regards,
    Waqas

  47. AAMIR SOHAIL says:

    A.A
    SIR,I VISITED UR SITE 1ST TIME,IT SIMPLY SUPERB……………..

  48. Muhammad Mansoor Durrani says:

    To,

    The Manager

    uFONE

    SUBJECT:–OFFER FOR INSTALLATION OF OVERHEAD MOBILE TOWER AT MY ROOF TOP

    Dear Sir,

    I am residing at (newly purchased) R-56, Pioneer Bungalows Super Highway Scheme No. 33, behind first Shell Petrol Pump on Super High way, Karachi, which is situated at a distance of about 3 km from main Sohrab Goth. There has been a mobile phone signal problem in our area and reception is not very clear. Due to low signals, call gets disconnected frequently and users have to dial in again and again. This may cause nuisance for U Fone users and many of them are switching to other cellular phone services.

    In view of above situation, I would like to make an offer for the installation of overhead mobile tower at my roof top at competitive rates and mutually agreed terms and condition. Kindly note that my house is RCC double story, corner, 130 Sq.yds, leased by MDA and is registered under my name.

    You may please contact me on my number 0300-2162492, 0333-3155359 (Temporarily off) Looking forward to hear from you soon

    Yours sincerely,

    ( Muhammad Mansoor Durrani )

    House# R-56, Pioneer Homes, Super Highway, Karachi.

    Telephone : 0300-2162492

  49. Tahir Mahmood says:

    i have plot Khanewal I want installation of “Phone Tower” from any cellular company on plot on rental basis, any one can contact me.
    tahir mahmood 0333-5172807
    thanks

  50. ayesha says:

    i want to make an assigmnet on manager role so will you help me. please tell me about your manager that how he manage all the problems please reply me soon

  51. Muhammad Aziz says:

    Assalam-o- Akaikum,
    I have 2 plots of 80 Sq Yards each in saeedabad, karachi, Sector 8-A, frony side 50 feet road and back side 24 feet street. The boundary wall of both plots is one.
    Rcc pillars of both plots are filled, big water tank, no water problem with Commercial electric meter.
    I want installation of “Phone Tower” from any cellular company on these plots on rental basis, any one can contact me.

    Cell #. 0300-2925449

    E. Mail: muhammad_aziz63@yahoo.com
    aziz_awan63@hotmail.com

    hoping for a reply.
    Thanks

  52. Shahrukh khan says:

    Hi, All M working in a Telecom Company. By Chance i got visit of this page n I,ve had a nice experience of this site .
    0321 5168871

  53. shafiq says:

    i want to invest in tower construction. i have no experience in this field.
    can u give me some suggestions.

    thanks

  54. Danni says:

    Hi! would you know what is the latest data on the total number of SMSes sent in Pakistan.

    Tried as i might, this is one data that is beyond me.

    Anyways, great job on the site.

  55. Mushtaq says:

    Assalam-u-alikum,
    i’m searching for parties in Lahore particularly in Barkat plaza who deal in mobile tower construction.
    i’d be great ful if anyone could help me !
    Regards,
    Kamran

  56. sohail alam jan says:

    AOA.
    For the first time i have seen this kind of site, which is a sign of bright future.Sir keep it up and make it more interesting and useful for the students.
    your well wisher.
    sohail alam jan
    0300-5830693
    0346-9184677

  57. shabeer hasan says:

    i need this no. 03134455666

  58. Muhammad Hassnain says:

    salam sir!
    i m Hassnain from lahore.I am doing CA.For a side business, I want to purchase franchise of any mobile company to do business with them.I dont know the procedure that should be followed for this effort.I want u to guide me in this way, so that i might be able to get connected.I hope u will give me a resonable answer to my question.My contact ID is ,
    pakistaniboy18_4u@yahoo.com,
    decent_genius18@hotmail.com,
    and my cell #s
    03454442856,
    03014686362

  59. kunwar hasan masood says:

    i want to invest money in zong china mobile company n want to take a franchises in different cities so plz tell me the way to invest if any one or the any officier of zong company then he can contacct me pls if any one can help than pls conact me
    m0obile nm 03314438828
    mobile nm 03217169842
    03216970061.044.2514255

  60. amir says:

    Asalam alikum sir I have a plot location in sammanabad lahore pakistan which is very good for mobile tower I want it to give on rent for mobile tower MY cellular no is 03004408423 if your good self is interested so please informed me on the given address&no at any time.

    MUHAMMAD YAQUB CHAUDHARY
    HOUSE NO 63 IFTIKHAR STREET NEW SAMMANABAD LAHORE PAKISTAN
    CONTACT NO 0427577097

    OFFICE NO 0427565103

    CELL NO 03004408423

    THANK YOU

  61. Abid Hameed says:

    Hi All,

    Any Body intrested in working as sub contractor of warid CM PK Ericsson or Huawei for Tower Installation work, Plz contact me.

    Br
    Abid Hameed
    Project Manager
    Eltek Valere

  62. Hanif says:

    Dear Sir,

    This is Hanif Khan from Pakistan, Karachi. I want to invest money in ZONG CHINA MOBILE COMPANY, so please tell me the process of Invesing money.

    Thank You

    Regards,

    Hanif Khan

    Mobile: 92 345 212 3147
    Email: hanifkhan87@gmail.com

  63. Asghar khan Maseed says:

    Dear sir,
    My name is asghar khan maseed, and i live in karachi. I have a commerical plot and location is mangopir road marbel factory 240 yards islamia goth. I want it to give on rent for Mobile Tower.My contact number is 0345-3379704. If your goodself is interested so please contact me on the given cell number any time.

    Maseed House
    Asghar khan maseed
    house no. 1192 street no. 19
    azam basti karachi no. 44
    pakistan.
    mobile number.0345-3379704

  64. faheem Ahmed says:

    Dear Sir,

    Kindly provide me the data of Mobile handsets users in Pakistan.and which company hold more market shares in Pakistan

  65. M Awais says:

    i want information about buying a zong franchise.how much does it cost and the requirements.i m in faisalabad.

  66. skilzzz133 says:

    It’s hard to imagine, how people have guts to write comments like that. I would never write anything like this, because I would have thought what other would think of me after that. I know that it doesn’t matter who you are in Internet, you can act however you want, but anyway I would remember that a man should act nice and polite, no matter if he is online or offline

  67. hanif says:

    Sir my name is HANIF GHANCHI residing in KARACHI in the area of ghass mandi ranchorline. I have a terrace and the height of the building is nearly 70ft. I want it to give on rent for Mobile Tower.
    My contact number is 0322-2567141-. If your goodself is interested so please contact me on the given cell number any time.

    HANIF GHANCHI
    6th floor nadir building,
    near PSO petrol pump,
    SIddique wahab rd,
    Ghass mandi,Kaarachi

    0322-2567141

  68. Sir my name is Tanveer Ahmad i am working in PTCL and residing in Lahore in the area of Baghbanpura. I have a plot and location is Behind Baghbanpura Bazar. I want it to give on rent for Mobile Tower.
    My contact number is 0346-4506632. If your goodself is interested so please contact me on the given cell number any time.

    Tanveer Ahmad
    House No. 93, St. No. 188,
    Deputy Yaqoob Colony,
    Bhogiwal Link Bund Road
    Baghbanpura, Lahore

    0346-4506632

  69. Asim says:

    Dear Sir,

    Kindly provide me the data of Mobile handsets users in Pakistan.and which company hold more market shares in Pakistan

  70. Inam (Lecturer) says:

    SUCH A NICE AND INFORMATIVE MATERIAL ON HOT TOPIC OF PAKISTANI MOBILE SHARES AND SUBSCIRBERS. KEEP IT UP!

  71. Javaid Iqbal says:

    Hello
    Respected Authority
    I want to know the service using packages of your launched/buyed company i-e Paktel or direct for the center in Pakistan

    Thanks

  72. M.Rizwan says:

    dear sir ,
    i want to buy telenor franchise in sargodha .
    plz tell me ……………..
    how can i get franchise and how much does it cost. thnax

    if any business oppertunities in pakistan
    plz plz tell me 0321-4070450

  73. haris says:

    i want to know that if there is any new compney coming in the telecom industory in pakistan
    thanx

  74. Sajid Ali says:

    We the management of Milton Guest House in islamabad.we have (15)fifteen luxury room with afforadble tariff for your esteemed companies.we all 4star facitaly in our guest house.Free facilaties incloded your room rent.1,,break/fast.2daily news paper..3.inter net(DSL).shoe shine.wellcoem drink
    your sencerely.
    sajid ali.03005040928

  75. Faisal says:

    ASLAMO-o-ALIKUM
    i am small buisness man in sialkot.i have many plot, i want to install any moblile compny tower.but i don,t know how i don.
    please give me a sugestion how i show plots for rent for tower.
    FAISAL MUGHAL
    0333-8767736

  76. moneeb says:

    nae g joo warid he oh warid he ye

  77. Amir Rana says:

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    i like to say some thing to you
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    i want to start my on moblie and computer repairing shop any one who can support me.
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    or
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    Rana Muhammad Amir Rashid
    Bure Wala
    Pakistan
    0092-321-9169665

  78. Babar says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am a student of Bradford college (University Center) U.K. Sir i am conducting a research, on the cellular phone companies in pakistan. I need up to date information regarding their market shares and their subcribers. Waiting for your reply.

    Thanks.

  79. UMAR says:

    hello and aslam o alikum ,

    i m a student of b.com ,

    I have a commercial plot in faisalabad , samanabad , i want to give any company for rent , will u guide me about it ?

    that is in good location between banks ,

    you can also use for your company

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  80. Malik Waqas says:

    Ufone is best!!

    Thats a really informative website
    thanks

  81. nadia says:

    sir i m doing a project, in which i have to sort out the difficulties relating to credit face by any multinational company,if it wish to start its business in pakistan,in short i have to do credit analysis but with respect to top mobile companies in pakistan, plz sir if u can help me in this context i wil be greatful, plz reply at
    nadiaanwaar_mba@yahoo.com

  82. Muhammad Imran says:

    This is the latest data (4 month old) about connection numbers.

    http://www.rncos.com/Blog/2007/05/mobile-phone-craze-takes-pakistan-by.html

    Regarding Paktel, it was monster some 7 years back when Mobilink infront of Paktel, used to look like todays UFone. They had the largest coverage and it used to warm our blood whenever we heard the prays of its coverage and competetion with then Mobilink. But Paktel’s (bought out now by ChinaMobile http://www.chinamobileltd.com/doc/pr/2007/20070122.htm) late move to GSM made Paktel a sheep from lion.

    In future i see a competion between Warid and ChinaMobile (yes Mobilink being just visible). Mobilink has seems to have hit its saturation level. There aclaimed GPRS also very restricted for load reasons.

    China Mobile or CMCC, is the largest mobile phone operator in China. It is the world’s largest mobile phone operator ranked by number of subscribers, with over 296 million customers.

  83. shumaila says:

    i want fresh data about market share of Pakistan’s mobile companies.
    can u give us the approximate data of Mobilink,telenor,warid,ufone,and paktel’s consumer in Pakistan.and what is the tax deduction procedure on every SMS.

    waiting for ur anticipation
    shumaila

  84. Muhamamd Imran says:

    I am very hurt with the hipocracy of our people. Before the telecom comapies in Pakistan we used to hear a lot of taunts, what pakistan makes ??? we drink pepsi because this country cant make even a good drink.

    Now when we have Mobilink and Warid from Middle Eastern origin people still fall for other telecoms and even Telenor, where Norway Govt committed the religious crimes against Islam… some people dont seem to bother that and i believe the mojority of telenor’s customers will be minority sects in Pakistan specially shiaets and similar.

    Companies in Pakstan
    Mobilink (largest by both, revenue and connections wise)
    Warid (less connections than Ufone but way larger in revenue, strange aeh !!!)
    Ufone (too government-ish)
    Telenore (like Telecom-“KFC” in Pakistan)
    Paktel (good independent but still seem government-ish, killed ownself by not upgrading from AMPS to GSM some years back)

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  88. Anonymous says:

    sir kindly i would like to know abt the i.t infrastructure of or difernce between i.t infra of ufone and telenore..i would highly appreciate ur help on this …plz reply at
    mujtabasharif@hotmail.com
    sincerely yours

  89. Anonymous says:

    Hi Teresa,

    try calling +92 42 5715750. This is the main number and then operator can help getting you through with the required person.

    Cheeers

  90. Anonymous says:

    Hi,
    Does anyone knows what is the HQ contact tel of Warid Telecom? It’s website only show a toll-free no. which is not workable outside Pakistan.

    Any assistance is very much appreciated.

    Teresa
    Kuala Lumpur

  91. Anonymous says:

    hi,
    nice effort…..i need them for my research report on “changing trends in mobile phones”…thanx to u…ur blog helps me alot…

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  92. Anonymous says:

    Wateen has 7 million suscribers….

  93. Anonymous says:

    Hi,
    I am Anandi Pendse, a graduate student pursuing my masters in Human-Computer Interaction at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A. I belong to the college of computing (http://www.cc.gatech.edu/). I am writing a research paper on the Effectiveness of blogs in promoting and raising awareness about development activities such as women’s issues, conflict resolution and education etc under the guidance of Dr. Michael Best ( http://www.inta.gatech.edu/~michael_best).
    I am focusing on blogs written by residents of developing countries or blogs about developing countries. I am trying to cover as many countries and development issues as possible.
    I came across your blog through a blog search engine and thought you would be an ideal person to be a part of my survey.
    I would be grateful if you could take out some time from your schedule and answer the questions in the survey. This survey should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. I am hoping that this survey will help me to pinpoint the deficiencies and improve blog service providers so that you and other bloggers like you can use the blog in a better way to raise awareness and get your ideas across.
    I assure you that the information you give will not be used for any purpose other than this paper and your identity will not be revealed to anyone. There will be no mention of your name or nationality or any other personal information in the paper. The information you provide will be used to generate statistics and only these statistics will be used in the paper.

    This survey is divided into 2 parts. Following are the links to the 2 parts.
    Please do respond to both the links

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=231122912261
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    If you go to this link and respond to the survey it means that you are voluntarily consenting to be a part of the survey and allowing the information you provide to be used to compile statistics for the research paper. If you are a minor i.e. an individual who is less than 18 years of age the please seek parental permission before taking the survey. I would once more like to make it clear that no personal information you provide will be revealed to any person or organization.

    If you have any other questions or would like to share any other information please email me at anandi@gatech.edu. I would be glad to answer.

    I am hoping that you can be a part of this survey,

    Anandi Pendse
    Masters in Human Computer Interaction
    College of Computing
    Georgia Institute of Technology

  94. Anonymous says:

    Recently Warid obtained a USD 500 million loan from ABN AMRO for network expansion. I think it was easier for Warid to get that loan instead of raising funds through taking the company public. Of course by keeping the company private they have a lot more control of how they run their business and they do not have to share profits :)

    http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/11/04/10079831.html

  95. Anonymous says:

    Dear Babar!
    I dont think you can invest in Warid Telecom or its parent group in any way. The group is very strong financially and hence they dont need any equity investment. As far as Bank Alfalah and United Bank are concerned, they are both listed banks and owned by the same group, so you can invest in them.
    May be in future, if Warid or any other company, is listed on the stock exchange or they issue TFCs, you might be able to invest but till then you can just wait.
    I hope this information is helpful to you.
    Thanks

  96. Anonymous says:

    Junaid – thanks for the correction, I’ve updated the post to reflect this.

  97. Anonymous says:

    I just wanted to make a small correction in the blog above.
    In the Warid area it says

    “Warid, part of Wateen group (owned by the Abu Dhabi group of the United Arab Emirates”
    The thing is that Wateen is a sister concern of Warid telecom. Both Warid and Wateen are two different companies offerering different services and both are owned by Abu Dhabi Group, which also owns Al Falah Bank and few other companies as well.
    Warid is not part of Wateen Group. Warid is owned by Abu Dhabi group.
    Thanks

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