Ufone

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Pak Telecom Mobile Limited
Ufone
Private
Industry Telecommunication
Genre Subsidiary
Founded January 29, 2001
Founder 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]
Rs.25 billion PKR (2012)
Rs.2.5 billion PKR (2012)
Owner Etisalat[3]
Parent PTCL Pakistan
Slogan It's all about U!
Website ufone.com

Pak Telecom Mobile Limited or Ufone (Urdu: یوفون‎) is a 3G cellular service provider based in Pakistan. 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 3G 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]

The third mobile operator to enter the telecommunication industry, Ufone is based in Islamabad, Pakistan, from where it was launched on the 29th of January, 2001. A wholly owned subsidiary of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, Ufone became a part of the Etisalat Group in 2006 during the privatization.

Operations[edit]

In terms of operations, Ufone is one of the largest 3G mobile service providers in the country, with an 18% market share and a subscriber base of over 24 million customers. In the Pakistani telecom industry, Ufone is renowned for an aggressive and humorous marketing approach that sets it apart from its competitors. In fact, Ufone is one of the few brands in Pakistan that have successfully implemented a strong integrated marketing approach centered on humour and translated it into results. The company built up a reputation for innovative implementation of telecom technologies in its early days and has, over time, built up a portfolio of value added services that have outgrown communication; instead, catering to all sorts of customer needs from education to entertainment.

Ufone is, also, strongly marketed as the ‘connection for the masses’ because initially the company was launched with the ambitious view of empowering every Pakistani with a mobile phone in an era when mobile phones were status symbol. Ufone is, thus, credited for launching a variety of industry-first services in order the meet that goal; a practice continued to this day.

3G Services[edit]

Ufone successfully bid for a 5MHz 3G license on the 23rd of April, 2014 and commenced its free 3G trial, in cities simultaneously, within 10 days on the 2nd of May. Met with a very receptive response, Ufone launched its 3G services, packages and tariffs for both prepaid and Postpay customers on the 23rd of May, 2014. Currently, Ufone is in the process of expanding its 3G network and integrating more cities into3G coverage.

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References[edit]

www.ufone.com

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