Mobilink, the Pakistani incumbent, has lost more than 2,000,000 subscribers driven by interrupted service and blocking of illegal SIM by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Mobilink’s subscriber base now slided from 32 million to 30 million.
It is seen that out of the 20,00,000 subscribers, 7,50,000 have ported their numbers to other cellcos and the rest 12,50,000 have been blocked by PTA after they were identified as illegal SIMs. Mobilink has been facing such problems due to poor quality of services.
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On the financial front the operator is going through a crisis bringing the jobs of many on stake and has been fined in past with million of rupees by PTA for interrupted service. The subscribers with Mobilink are seen to be using number portability more than any other Pakitani operator.
Source: Wireless Federation.