State-run mobile operator Teletalk Bangladesh limited and other GSM operators Grameen Phone, Banglalink, Robi and Airtel already started hi-speed 3G and 3.5G services using UMTS with HSDPA facilities.
In May 2007, Safaricom launched 3G services in Kenya while later that year Vodacom Tanzania also started providing services.
In February 2012 Bharti Airtel Launched a 3.75G Network in selected cities in Kenya with a countrywide rollout planned for later in the year.
3G and 4G was simultaneously launched in Pakistan on April 23, 2014 through a SMRA Auction. Ufone, Mobilink and Telenor while China Mobile's Zong got 3G as well as a 4G licence.
Whereas fifth company, Warid Pakistan did not participate in the auction procedure, But they launched 4G LTE services on their existing 2G 1800 MHz spectrum due to Technology neutral terms and became world's first Telecom Company to transform directly from 2G to 4G. In the non-mobile sector, Pakistan's biggest telecommunication company PTCL launched its 3G network, EVO, in mid-2008 and has since then established itself in this sector.
In Egypt, Mobinil launched the service in 2008 and in Somaliland, Telesom started first 3G services on 3 July 2011, to both prepaid and postpaid subscription customers.