Out of total, 75 percent of Pakistani population has access to broadband internet. previously Pakistan was lagging behind in adoption of latest technologies and internet. To cater this issue, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications has deployed around 91,000 Kilometers fiber optic in Pakistan. 75% of Pakistani Population has Access to Broadband Internet: MOITT.
MOIT revealed that the basic aim behind the deployment of fiber optic is to make IT access available for everyone. In this world of technology, providing internet to masses is a huge relief for everyone. Pakistan has international connectivity through seven under-sea fiber optic cables proving for international bandwidth needs.
75% of Pakistani Population has Access to Broadband Internet: MoITT
MOIT has always ensured to provide high internet in Pakistan by taking several steps. Other government organisations are also striving hard to provide internet to people. Such as PTA initiated three rounds spectrum auction for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) 3G/4G (PTA) to meet ever increasing demand for broadband connectivity since 2014.
MOIT’s Telecom Policy 2015 resulted in increased commitment of operators which turned out to growth of Broadband services in Pakistan. Official statement also revealed that Universal Service Fund (USF) is also used to provide broadband services to rural areas by funding the project.
The telecom sector of Pakistan has undergone through huge transformations after the arrival of 3G and 4G services in the country. From the increase in mobile phone penetration to the launch of various m-Services; Pakistan’s telecom sector has become a success story for some regional countries who are left behind in technological race. This is also evident from the recent stats announced by the PTA. As per 2017 report of PTA, the number of broadband subscriber reached a record figure of around 46,868,237 million.