Infrastructure no image

Published on July 8th, 2009 | by Babar Bhatti

8

Distribution Of Cellular Telecom Services In Provinces






We often talk about the overall growth of mobile telecom in Pakistan but in reality the growth is not even everywhere in the country. In this post we take a look at the geographic spread across different provinces and regions. Let’s start with tele-density, which means the number of phones per 100 persons. The chart below shows how tele-density changed in the 4 provinces from December 2007 to December 2008 (Source: PTA). Sindh leads with a tele-density of 64%, most probably because of the commercial nature of Karachi. Balochistan on the other hand has only 25% cellular penetration, most likely attributable to few urban areas and high cost of infrastructure. With the recent USF projects the situation may improve a bit as more under-served areas are getting access.


Next, let’s look at how the subscribers of mobile telecom companies are distributed across 4 provinces? The table below shows the numbers for Dec 2008. As expected Mobilink leads everywhere except AJK where Telenor has the most subscribers. Warid and Zong have most of their subscriber base in Punjab and Sindh and very few in NWFP and Balochistan. Based on this it is clear that Ufone, Telenor and Mobilink are the only true national players.

It would be interesting to see a similar breakdown of broadband services by each province. I think that the digital divide will be deeper for broadband.

Tags: , , , , , ,


About the Author

Founder and Editor of TelecomPk.net



8 Responses to Distribution Of Cellular Telecom Services In Provinces

  1. Pingback: By: USF Awards Projects For Balochistan And South Punjab | Tea Break | India Phone cards

  2. Pingback: By: By: Babar Bhatti | India Phone cards | India Phone cards

  3. Pingback: USF Awards Projects For Balochistan And South Punjab | Tea Break

  4. Pingback: By: Babar Bhatti | India Phone cards

  5. Babar Bhatti says:

    Kashif – the chart has a typo, it should say 2008.

  6. kashif saleem says:

    Is this a projection? Dec 2009 has not arrived yet.

  7. Pingback: Distribution Of Cellular Telecom Services In Provinces | Desi Blog For Desi Crowd

  8. Pingback: Distribution Of Cellular Telecom Services In Provinces | State of … | Pro in Telecto

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to Top ↑
  • Get Updates In Your Inbox







  • Connect WIth Us