Massive Increase in 4G Sites in Pakistan
In the last two years, the number of 4G sites in the country has expanded by 26.31 percent, while 3G sites have increased by 7.24 percent. According to documents made accessible to ProPakistani, the number of 2G sites in the country increased by 11.97 percent between 2021 and 2023.
The total number of 4G sites in the country is expected to reach 50,695 by 2023. The number of 4G sites in 2022 will be 46,285 compared to 40,135 in 2021.
According to the document, the number of 3G sites in the country in 2023 was 45,486, while in 2022 and 2021, the number of 3G sites was 44,198 and 42,412 respectively.
Similarly, the number of 2G sites in the country in 2023 was 53,458. In 2022 and 2021, the country’s total number of 2G sites was 51,308 and 47,785, respectively.
The overall length of fiberization in the country would reach 151,779 km in 2023, according to the PTA paper. Long-haul fibre is 62,860 km long, while metro fibre is 88,919 km long.
The number of mobile users climbed from 139.8 million in 2016-17 to 190.9 million in June 2023, according to the PTA document. Similarly, broadband subscriptions grew from 44.6 million in 2016-17 to 127.6 million in June 2023.