In Pakistan after the launch of 3G, 4G, and 4G LTE services which cause slight increase in the number of broadband internet. As budget-friendly 3G/4G supported smartphones increased in the country which make easy for common consumer to avail internet services.
As of now, broadband subscribers including those who are using 3G and 4G services in Pakistan has blown the past 50 million marks of broadband subscribers including 3G and 4G services users from November 2017.
As per the data revealed on PTA’s site. 3G and 4G subscriptions have observed around 23 percent penetration. Meanwhile, the number of Fixed Local Line Subscribers have reached around 3 million.
Users in Pakistan reached 46 million back in November 2017, 3G/4G, whereas broadband subscribers at that time were reaching 48 million. As of now the number of mobile phone users in the country has reached 144 million as contrasted to 142.5 million in October 2017.
PTA has plans to launch 5G commercially by 2020. Federal cabinet has approved the launch of 5G technology last year and has also directed PTA to conduct initial tests for 5G.