The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT) has intended to take contributions of telecom services up to 1.4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025. Also the Ministry wants to increase exports of telecom sector from $1.4 billion to $4 billion by 2020. Official sources from the Ministry also informed that the proposed Telecom Policy of Vision 2025 will be proved helpful in increasing the national economy of Pakistan while generating Rs. 800 billion in coming years. The sources further added that after the launch of Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) in Pakistan in 2014, our country has witnessed new heights of success in many fields.
Significant impact on national economy is expected through proposed telecom policy-Vision 2025
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), while highlighting the performance of cellular operators said that:
“A regulator is striving to maintain a balance between smooth provision of latest telecom technologies, protecting telecom consumer interests and facilitating fair business concerns of the investors.”
PTA informed the press about the recent achievements that are together accomplished by IT Ministry, PTA and CMOs; which include:
- Biometric Verification System (BVS)
- Launch of 3G/4G
- Increase in cellular subscribers (131 million as per PTA)
After the launch of 3G/4G in Pakistan we have seen an increase in the number of mobile broadband users. All the CMOs are now updating their subscriber states on monthly basis. Most importantly, the coverage area of 3G and 4G LTE services is also expanding to the major cities of Pakistan which will also result in increased subscriptions.