Broadband subscriptions have reached a 100 million mark in Pakistan, The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed in a news release.
” Because of encouraging government plans, effective competitors amongst telecommunications operators, and also PTA dedication to introduce and also utilize ingenious modern technologies, broadband subscriptions in Pakistan have actually gotten to a historic 100 million mark,” PTA claimed in a tweet commemorating the landmark.
In 2012, there were less than 2 million subscriptions yet after the intro of 3G services, the figure leapt to 16 million in 2014 & 100 million in 2021.
Since today, nearly 87 percent of the populace uses internet/broadband solution at the lowest rates.
Additionally, broadband is offered over 3G/4G connect with an average download speed of 17.7 Mbps and also upload speed of 11.3 Mbps (mobile) which is above the speed levels in other local nations, the statement claimed.
Mobile information prices dropped to only 0.70% of the Gross National Earnings (GNI) per capita which is under the UN Broadband Payment’s referral of less than 2%.
The statement additionally highlighted that all four nationwide Mobile Operators (CMOs), SCO, and also fixed-line broadband operators including PTCL jointly have broadband registrations of over 100 million now.
This milestone has been feasible as a result of the rise in usage of information solutions in every part of the economy and the introduction of the most recent and ingenious solutions by operators.
Over the years, the Pakistan telecommunications industry has accomplished lots of milestones such as getting to 100 million mobile memberships in 2010, the introduction of first-ever biometrically verified SIMs throughout the country in 2009, and implementation of the globe’s first open-source DIRBS in 2019.
” PTA admires the individuals and the company for making us pleased to attain this landmark. We will certainly be officially celebrating the occasion quickly with all the stakeholders as well as national/ international telecommunity.”