According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) mobile phone users in Pakistan crossed the 183 million mark by the end of March 2021 from 178.97m in January.
Following the pressures from the education sector in the due to Covid-19 lockdowns, officials have been expanding internet infrastructure in the country for more than a year. Broadband gained 46.4 percent increase of the country by the end of March 2021 compared to 44.6pc in January earlier this year.
On the other hand, 4G users also increases from 66m in January to 74m in March, while broadband subscriptions increase from 98m to 101m in the same period.
The PTA stats says that the total internet subscribers in the country have crossed the 100m mark mainly due to lockdowns and mobility restrictions against 95.4m in January 2021. However, as the restrictions were eased in March, mobile data usage declined in the month compared to January. The mobile data usage in March was 545m Gigabytes (GB) compared to 594m GB consumed in January this year.