According to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority 500,000 new wireless customers are added every month, with the total at the end of April standing at 10.5 million, representing a penetration rate of 6.95%. Mobilink is leading the market with 6.45 million customers, followed by U-fone with 2.2 million, Instaphone (524,852), Paktel (308,629 and 429,411 on its AMPS and GSM networks respectively. The newest operator – Telenor – claimed 655,832 customers. The regulator predicts that by the end of 2005 there will be 15 million wireless customers across the country.
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