Telenor Pakistan

Telenor Pakistan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telenor. On 26 May 2004, Telenor was awarded a GSM license to build and operate a mobile network in Pakistan. On 15 March 2005, a full multimedia platform for commercial mobile services was launched under the name of Telenor Pakistan. Telenor Pakistan holds a license for Long Distance International Traffic (LDI).

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
  • 43.530 million mobile subscriptions (2018)
  • 1 696 employees (2018)
  • Total revenues of NOK 7.476 billion (2018)
  • Monthly Mobile ARPU: NOK 14 (2018)
  • The headquarters are located in Islamabad
  • CEO: Irfan Wahab Khan

Sustainable Development Initiatives

Telenor Pakistan contributes towards the sustainable development of society through various initiatives related to mobile identity, digital learning, safe use of internet, inclusion, health and emergency response. rehabilitating 44 schools in four flood affected districts, Telenor Pakistan initiated a SAFE Internet school outreach program that targeted primary schools in various districts with digital learning initiatives. Moreover, through programs like iChamp, Telenor Pakistan is raising awareness on the safe use and benefits of internet along with educating youth on how to stay safe online.

Identity is a basic human right, yet two out of three children in Pakistan are not registered. Telenor Pakistan is enabling the masses by providing them Digital Birth Registration, in collaboration with UNICEF. Identity is a gateway to other benefits as a citizen, such as health, education, and civic services.

Telenor Pakistan has also created dignified opportunities for persons with disabilities, aiming to make them a valuable resource to the economy and thereby becoming the most disabled-friendly organization in Pakistan.

Telenor’s Socioeconomic Impact

Since our launch in 2005, Telenor Pakistan has put the mission of empowering Pakistan at the core of our business. We have invested more than USD 3.5 billion to bring new services to our customers and to advance digital and financial inclusion to the underserved. Our mission is to connect Pakistanis to what matters most.

We are a Pakistani company that has consistently demonstrated our long-term commitment to the country, for example in the recent completion of our new $75M Islamabad headquarters named ‘345’. Telenor Pakistan proudly serves more than 43 million mobile customers while delivering products and services that matter in their daily lives. With a network of over 11,000 sites, Telenor Pakistan covers over 80% of Pakistan’s population.

It is our ambition and responsibility to contribute to the economic, environmental and social development of Pakistan. Acting with accountability and transparency, since our inception, we have contributed over PKR 290B to the Pakistani exchequer in lieu of direct and indirect taxes.

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

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