The Communication Companies in Pakistan are on the ever-rising trend and there has been a stupendous growth in this sector over the last decade. The telecommunication industry in Pakistan is one of the rapidly growing industries in the world. In this article, we are going to share with you the list of the top telecommunication companies in Pakistan. So, continue reading to find out about the telecom companies in Pakistan.
Telecommunication companies in Pakistan
The major players in the mobile phone service industry are enlisted as:
Jazz formally known as Mobilink is Pakistan’s largest cellular service operator was set up in the year 1994. The headquarter of Jazz is located in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. Jazz was founded by Saif Group and Motorola Inc. as a joint venture in the year 1994. Aamir Hafeez Ibrahim is the CEO of Jazz. The other products or parent companies of Jazz are as follows:
The official website of the Jazz is: www.Jazz.com.pk
Telenor Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited is the 2nd largest telecom company in Pakistan and was set up in the year 2004 by Telenor Group which is an international provider of voice, data, content, and mobile communication services in 9 markets worldwide in Scandinavia and Asia. The headquarter of Telenor is located in Islamabad and the current CEO of Telenor is Wahab Khan since August 2016.
The official website of Telenor is: www.telenor.com.pk
3: Zong 4G
Formally known as Paktel, this telecom company of Pakistan is the 3rd biggest company which was set up in the year 2008 with its headquarter in Islamabad Pakistan. It was the first overseas telecom company who acquire a license from Millicom to operate a GSM network in Pakistan in the year 2008. As this is the subsidiary of China Mobile so the CEO of Zong is Wang Hua.
The official site of Zong 4G Pakistan is: www.zong.com.pk
Ufone was founded on 29th January 2001, with its head office in Blue Area Islamabad. It is a country-owned GSM cellular service provider. Ufone was the third telecom company to enter the Pakistani market. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd and Etisala are the owners of Ufone. Hatem Bamatraf is the current GCEO & President of Ufone.
The official website of Ufone is: www.ufone.com
SCOM (special communications organization) is a Pakistani telecommunication company that was founded in the year 1976. SCOM provides it services in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to almost 1.7 million people which is a quarter of the total population. The headquarter of SCO is located in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This telecom company is a public sector organization that is working under the ministry of information and technology of the government of Pakistan. Yes, the Ministry of IT & Telecommunications is the owner of SCO.
SCO provides the following services in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan:
- Wireless local loop
The official website of SCOM/SCO is: www.sco.gov.pk
6: PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited)
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd., commonly known as PTCL is the national telecommunication company in Pakistan. PTCL provides telephone and internet services nationwide and is the backbone of the country’s telecommunication infrastructure. PTCL was founded on 14 August 1947. The major products or services provided by PTCL are as under:
- Cable television
- Digital telephone
- Pay television
- VoIP phone
Ufone is the subsidiary of PTCL. The owner of PTCL are as follows:
- Government of Pakistan (62%)
- Etisalat (26%)
- General public (12%)
The official website of PTCL is: www.ptcl.com.pk