Ufone

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Pak Telecom Mobile Limited
Ufone
Type Private
Industry Telecommunication
Genre Subsidiary
Founded January 29, 2001
Founders Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd
Headquarters
13-B, F-7 Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan
Area served 2,336 Cities
All National Highways
All Motorways
Key people Abdul Aziz, CEO
Products Pre Pay, Post Pay, UPaisa[1]
Revenue Increase Rs.25 billion PKR (2012).[2]
Operating income Rs.25 billion PKR (2012)
Net income Rs.2.5 billion PKR (2012)
Owners Etisalat[3]
Parent PTCL Pakistan
Website ufone.com

Pak Telecom Mobile Limited or Ufone (Urdu: یوفون‎) is a Pakistani GSM cellular service provider. It was the third mobile operator to enter Pakistani market. It started its operations, under the brand name of Ufone, in Islamabad on January 29, 2001.

PTML is the wholly owned subsidiary of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited. Following PTCL's privatization, Ufone became a part of the Etisalat in 2006.

Ufone is among the largest GSM mobile service provider and fourth largest mobile service in terms of subscriber base of over 24 million.[4] It has a market share of 18% among mobile operators.[5]

History[edit]

Pak Telecom Mobile Limited was awarded a free GSM license in 1999.

3G Services[edit]

3G License Auction PTA was willing to auction 3G license as early as 2008, as it had completed the framework for 3G Mobile Phone Operations in Pakistan.[6] Due to Government's negligence and lack of focus, the matter of the auction dragged on, being raised again in 2012 and 2013 and finally auctioned on 23 April 2014 and the 3G licenses were auctioned to Ufone (5Mhz).[7][8]

On May 2, 2014, Ufone started its 3G services on trial bases in major cities of Pakistan and on May 23, 2014, it launched its services commercially and launched its 3G packages for both its Prepaid and Postpay customers.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

www.ufone.com

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