ISLAMABAD (APP) – The mobile phone operators in the country have added 2.22 million 3G/4G users during last month, taking the total count of mobile broadband users to 18.04 million.

A month back (August), the total number of users, who opted 3G and 4G services, being provided by four operators was 15.76 million, the data issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) showed.

As per details, 3G and 4G users grew 14.43 % month-on-month during September 2015 i.e. highest in past six months.

The experts on Monday said the growth in mobile broadband subscriptions is due to increased usage of portable mobile broadband devices including MiFi and Wingle.

Mobilink added most number of 3G users with 878,107 new mobile broadband customers that it acquired during the reported month.

Ufone stood second in terms of adding most 3G users as it grabbed 637,131 new 3G users during September 2015.

Telenor acquired 393,969 new 3G users during the month while Zong converted 316,908 of its customers on to 3G network. Zong, at the end of September 2015, crossed 200,000 mark for its 4G users. Warid had some 156,827 4G users at the end of reported duration.