Zong Tops Mobile Data Speeds in Pakistan

While Zong has come out as a clearer winner in data speeds, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s Quality of Service (QoS) survey has raised question marks on the Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) while saying that call connection time of all the mobile operators is not satisfactory.

3G speeds of mobile operators is averaging below 2Mbps for Ufone and Telenor while Mobilink’s average 3G speed stood at 5.04Mbps and Zong topped the charts with 7.71Mbps of average 3G speeds on its network.

It won’t be out of place to mention that Telenor’s average speed for 3G network decreased from 2.2Mbps during PTA’s previous QoS survey to 1.94Mbps. However, Ufone, Mobilink and Zong were able to increase average speeds of their 3G networks since the last survey that was conducted last year.

PTA said that it carried out this comprehensive Quality of Service (QoS) Survey of 2G and 3G networks in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar to check voice and data QoS as per the required standards.

PTA said that its QoS Survey is in progress in other cities of Pakistan.

PTA didn’t survey 4G Networks this time.

Adhoc QoS survey results clearly indicate that operators 3G operators with 10MHz frequency spectrum is higher than that of the Internet data speed provided by 3G operators with 5MHz frequency spectrum.