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Published on March 12, 2014

Author: ZeeshanAzam


Telecommunication in Pakistan

Contents • Introduction to Telecommunication • Inventories • Objectives • Pakistan’s Telecom Industry • Mobile Networks in Pakistan • Overall performance in mobile networking • Internet Service in Pakistan • Internet Service Providers in Pakistan • Latest Internet Technology in Pakistan • The Companies which are playing Role in Telecom Industry • Overview of Telecom industry Pakistan • Conclusions and Suggestions

Introduction Telecommunication Telecommunication is the transmission of information over significant distances to communicate. In earlier times, telecommunications involved the use of visual signals, such as; smoke signals, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs, or audio messages via coded drumbeats

Inventories Years of Inventions Inventories 1790 Semaphore 1811 Printing Press 1843 Fax 1870s Videophone 1837 Telegraph 1876 Telephone 1890 Radio 1895 Film 1940 Television 1940 Computers 1973 Internet 1973 Mobile phones In between the 17th century and 20th century, the scientists and technicians have made an important change in the field of telecommunication. And have made a number of gadgets for communicating from a place to another.

Objectives • To provide better and better communication services to the consumers • Minimizing the cost of communication among the nation. • Maximizing the communication Business point of view • To exchange ideas or information between humans or between machines • To allow organizations to share resources • To allow organizations and individuals to distribute and share information

Pakistan’s Telecom Industry • Telecommunication Services play a key role in the growth of economy, facilitating efficiency and growth across the wide range of user’s industry in the country. • Fastest growing mobile telecom market in Asia • The telecom revenues (of all segments) totaled Rs411.4 billion during FY12, Year to Year growth of 13.3% • At the end of year 2012 the total tele-density was 71.7% (5 percent more than the previous year) • The sector provided Rs132.5 billion in taxes and fees

Mobile Networking in Pakistan 5 networks which are working in Pakistan. 38.5M subscribers 29.35 M 23.1M 15.66M 14.40 M

Overall Performance • All of the networks have some special packages for low call rates, and low SMS rates as well • Mobile networking companies also offering the internet facilities • Rs57 billion were collected through GST/FED (levied on airtime usage at 19.5 percent), and Rs7.5 billion were received through SIM activation tax. Year Mobile Subscribers (million) Cellular Revenue Rs. (billion) Telecom Imports US$(million) Mobile Penetration %age 2011 108.9 45 766.3 64.8 2012 120.15 49.7 954.05 72.1

Internet Service in Pakistan • The most popular uses of internet are E-mail, instant messaging, web browsing, newsgroups, chat rooms and social networking In the business, we may use internet in several ways. • Generating new revenue sources • Reduce costs of doing business • Develop new web-based products • Increase customer loyalty and retention • Attract new customers • Develop new markets and channels Technologies in internet 1.Broadband 2.Cable modem system 3.DSL Access 4.Wireless Access

Internet Service Providers in Pakistan

Latest Internet Technology in Pakistan • Wi-Tribe has become the first broadband operator to offer a range of tablets to its users. Tablets being offered are: HTC Flyer, Dell Streak and Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 • Experience the evolution of the broadband revolution with PTCL’s EVO - the ultimate solution for high speed internet access on the move having superior 3G experience

An overview in Telecom Industry How many sms were circulated in FY2012? •Record sms of 277.7 Billion sms were circulated in Pakistan during 2012. How many minutes were consumed? •The cellular voice calls landing on cellular networks reached 193 billion minutes How many users of internet were recorded in 2012? •25 million users of Internet. More than 15 million users of Mobile Internet

The Companies in Telecom Industry PTCL is providing the whole country by various products and services all over the country. •Services that are based on the most optimum technology •"Quality" and "Time" conscious customer service •Landline, wireless phone (VFone) •DSL internet •EVO internet

Continued • SCO is a public sector organization working under Ministry of IT (Government of Pakistan), established in 1976 to develop, operate and maintain telecom services in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. • SCO services to the people include landline telephony , wireless local loop (WLL), cellular mobile (GSM) broadband internet (DSL), digital cross connect (DXX), long distance international (LDI)

Regulatory Companies • The challenge to keep intact the security requirements of the GOP (Government of Pakistan) • The main focus in the initial years was to develop its own basic infrastructure that included Optical fiber transmission backbone, transit network, billing system and multi services data network (MSDN) Responsible for monitoring the telecommunication business in Pakistan. It frames rules and regulation for private telecom companies such as: •Mobile phone companies, Internet service providers •Paging companies and pay card phone companies. Issues licenses to the new companies in entering to this business.

Conclusion and Suggestions • The main Telecommunication challenge in Pakistan is to multiply the number of lines • And to introduce high technology products to compete with the high speed growth in the world for prosperous in the country • Pakistan’s global ranking in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been downgraded from 102nd in 2012 to 105th in 2013 • Despite the fact that in Pakistan Ministry of Information Technology was headed by two former prime ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf, the country was unable to show a remarkable improvement in the country’s ICT development. • There is still a long way to go for Pakistan telecom industry. Pakistan needs to increase telecom research and development work within the country.

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