Telecommunication – Pakistan 5th rank in Asian mobile phone users

Telecommunication – Pakistan 5th rank in Asian mobile phone users
Use of mobile phones has brought changes in the people’s living standards.
ISLAMABAD (July 28, 2011): Pakistan ranks 5th in Asia in mobile phone users as more than 100 million people are using mobile phones in the country, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said on Wednesday.

Around 10 million new connections were issued domestically last year, a private TV news channel reported. According to statistics released by the PTA, the number of mobile phone users in Pakistan has reached 131 million. PTA said that the main reason behind the increasing number of mobile phone users is competitive tendency and lower calling charges. It said that the use of mobile phones has brought changes in the people’s living standards, which is also why its demand is increasing day by day.
(Published in “Express Tribune” on July 28, 2011)

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