Smartphone penetration as share of connections in Pakistan 2014-2020

The smartphone penetration rate as share of population in Pakistan was forecasted at 51 percent for 2020, five times higher than in 2014. This prediction was based on the assumption that the continuing declining of mobile device prices will support the increase of smartphones.  

 Telecommunications market 

   As of 2017, the cellular subscription growth rate in Pakistan was 3.8 percent, ranking it in the middle field of Asia Pacific countries for this development. There are over 73 mobile subscriptions for 100 inhabitants in the country. The Pakistani smartphone market is dominated by Samsung with over 40 percent of the market share.  

 Mobile services provider 

   After the merging with PMCL (Jazz) Mobilink was the leading mobile and wireless services provider in Pakistan in 2017. Majority of mobile subscribers in Pakistan opted for 3G mobile technology. Less than a million subscribers opted for LTE mobile internet during this time period.

Smartphone penetration rate as share of connections in Pakistan from 2014 to 2020

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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

Pakistan

Survey time period

2014 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Forecast

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