Telenor Pakistan

Telenor is the second largest mobile operator in Pakistan

Key facts

  • Largest single European foreign direct investment in Pakistan
  • One of the fastest growing networks in the country with a rich portfolio of products and services
  • 36.552 million mobile subscriptions (Q1 2015)
  • 4508 employees (Q1 2015)
  • Total revenues of NOK 6.214 million (2014)
  • Monthly Mobile ARPU: NOK 14 (Q1 2015)
  • The headquarters are located in Islamabad
  • CEO: Michael Foley

Environmental and social initiatives

Telenor Pakistan is continuously implementing a range of environmental-friendly initiatives. The company has for instance launched energy-efficient and eco-friendly solar-powered base stations to increase network coverage.

With coverage reaching deep into many of the remotest areas of Pakistan, Telenor Pakistan is, in some places, the only operator connecting the previously unconnected.

Socio-economic impact of mobile financial services

The forecasts for the socio-economic impact of mobile financial services are impressive for Pakistan. A study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group for Telenor in 2011 show that mobile financial services may reduce financial exclusion by as much as 20 % in the country by 2020. This represents an increase of 3% of the total Gross Domestic Product. The economical and societal contributions of the new business activity include creating one million new jobs and improving health care access.

Telenor is through the service easypaisa offering bill payment, domestic and international remittance, as well as savings and insurance. More than 4 million transactions are conducted every month through easypaisa.

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Analytical information

For detailed information on regulatory matters, network, licenses and competitors, see our business description for Telenor Pakistan.

Company Website

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Key Figures for telenor pakistan

(NOK in millions) 1st quarter Year
2015 2014 2014
(NOK in millions)
Subscription and traffic 1.397 1.061 4.532
Interconnect revenues 127 104 419
Other mobile revenues 11 7 29
Non-mobile revenues 460 223 1.234
Total revenues 1.995 1.395 6.214
EBITDA before other items 893 537 2.394
Operating profit (loss) 644 377 1.578
EBITDA before other items/Total revenues (%) 44.8 38.5 38.5
Capex 326 202 2.301
No. of subscriptions - Change in quarter/Total (in thousands): 50 1.806 36.503
ARPU - monthly (NOK) 14 11 12
Exchange rate 0.0765 0.0589 0.0624