Pakistan Grows WLL Base to 2.60 Mln

The Wireless Local Loop (WLL) base in Pakistan reached 2.60 million in December 2013, up from 2.53 million in September. PTCL brought its WLL base to 1.20 million from 1.13 million while WorldCall served 524,957 WLL subscribers, up from 519,251 in the September quarter, data from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) shows. Wateen’s WLL base was unchanged at 310,182 while Telecard’s customer base fell to 260,336 from 270,308. Wi-Tribe grew its WLL base to 199,886 in December from 199,786 in September, Sharp had 75,517 subscribers versus 73,814 in the prior quarter, and Link Direct had 18,833 WLL customers, the same as a quarter earlier. NTC‘s WLL base slipped to 11,398 from 11,718 and Mytel reported 32 customers. 

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