by Geo News
ISLAMABAD: The number of Pakistanis using 3G and 4G technology crossed 35.4 million users' mark as of October 2016, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said on Friday.
According to the PTA, during last four months the number of 3G and 4G users rose to 5.9 million users.
In June, Pakistan awarded a $395 million 4G licence to Norwegian telecom giant Telenor, two years after broadband Internet arrived in the country.
In 2014, Pakistan auctioned its first 4G broadband licence to China´s Zong for $210 million, along with 3G licenses to Zong, the UAE´s Warid, and Pakistan´s domestic Mobilink. The total raised in the auction was $1.2 billion.
In 2015, telecom operators in the country added over 9.08 million 3G users till January 2015 showing a reasonable growth in modern mobile broadband services. PTA had revealed that all four 3G operators added some 3.3 million users on to their networks during January 2015.