Cellular News has reported that Pakistan gained 10 Million new cell phone customers in first 4 months of 2007. Not much of a news but it shows that the rate of growth is still in high gear, as TelecomPk has mentioned in previous posts, here and here.

Some points worth mentioning:

  • Telenor garnered the biggest portion, with 3m or 30% of the total, ahead of Mobilink (27%), Ufone (25%) and Warid Telecom (21%). Babar’s note: Telenor stock price peaked during this 4 month period as well … and I don’t think it was a coincidence
  • Ufone was the best performer in April, adding 0.89m customers, or 32% of the monthly total.
  • Mobilink crossed the 25m customer barrier, becoming only the 11th Asian mobile company to do so, after China Mobile, China Unicom, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Telkomsel, Bharti, Reliance, BSNL, Hutch etc.

    The comparative chart is courtsey of The Mobile World Briefing, the weekly newsletter from The Mobile World.