STAFF REPORT KHI: For Pakistan’s mobile telecommunication companies, data services have turned out to be a cash cow. With increased use of mobile social applications and over-the-top (OTT) services, the telecom sector witnessed a strong growth in its revenues from data services in fiscal year 2014.
Data revenues of telecom sector clocked in at Rs90 billion during FY14, registering a growth of 24.6 per cent, reveals the PTA annual report.
The cellular mobile segment was the main catalyst, accounting for more than half of the telecom sector’s overall revenues. The data revenues of cellular mobile operators (CMOs) reached Rs47 billion during the year under review, translating to a year-on-year growth of 47.4 per cent.
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