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Pakistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4847367
  • Report
  • December 2021
  • Region: Pakistan
  • 146 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
5G Trials Have Begun in Pakistan

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Instaphone
  • Mobilink
  • NayaTel
  • PakNet
  • TeleCard
  • Telenor Pakistan

Pakistan’s Universal Service Fund (USF) ensures telecom investment goes where it’s most needed

While Pakistan’s telecommunications market is ostensibly deregulated and liberalised, the government retains a fair degree of influence if not control over proceedings. For example, it continues to hold a 62% share of the incumbent fixed-network operator Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTC), and thus a share of one of the four major mobile network operators, Ufone (a subsidiary of PTC). This goes part of the way towards explaining why the country has lagged behind most other countries in the region in terms of investing in fixed-line infrastructure: There hasn’t been the competitive pressures to drive development or expansion beyond a limited number of urban areas.

On the flipside, however, is a concerted effort to direct telecoms investment towards the most needy and under-served parts of the country through the Universal Service Fund (USF). Set up by the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT), the USF represents a public-private partnership in terms of its governance. The beauty of the USF lies in the fact that it ensures the telecom sector prioritises universal coverage rather than adopting a free-market model, which typically leads to a situation where multiple vendors fight over small but more densely populated areas, often replicating infrastructure.

The USF’s budget for the 2020-21 financial year includes funding for a range of mobile broadband projects that will extend coverage to more than 10 million people in Pakistan.  The USF has also provided approval for over 4,000km of fibre cabling to be laid to connect more than 500 unserved councils in 18 different districts.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Instaphone
  • Mobilink
  • NayaTel
  • PakNet
  • TeleCard
  • Telenor Pakistan

Key Statistics
Regional Asia market comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI vs GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country overview
Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments

Mobile market
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Fixed broadband service providers
  • Fixed broadband technologies

Fixed network market
  • Major network operators
  • WorldCall group
  • TeleCard
  • Wateen Telecom

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • National telecom network
  • Fibre networks
  • International infrastructure
  • Data centres
  • Smart infrastructure

Digital economy
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Government
  • e-Education
  • e-Health

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated Reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Pakistan 2021 (e)
Table 2 Development of telecom investment by type ($ million) 2011 2020
Table 3 Development of telecom revenue by category (PKR million) 2011 2020
Table 4 Development of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in telecoms 2011 2020
Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 6 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers by operator (million) 2015 2021
Table 7 Change in the number of 3G subscribers by operator (million) 2014 2021
Table 8 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 9 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by operator (million) 2013 2021
Table 10 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2013 2021
Table 11 Increase in the number of Jazz's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 12 Development of Jazz's financial data (PKR billion) 2012 2021
Table 13 Development of Jazz's mobile ARPU 2012 2021
Table 14 Development of Jazz's mobile traffic 2012 2021
Table 15 Development of Jazz's mobile Churn rate 2012 2021
Table 16 Change in the number of Ufone's mobile subscribers (regulator data) 2011 2021
Table 17 Growth in the number of Telenor Pakistan's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 18 Development of Telenor Pakistan's financial data (NOK million) 2010 2021
Table 19 Development of Telenor Pakistan's mobile ARPU (NOK / subscriber / month) 2010 2021
Table 20 Growth in the number of Zong's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 21 Growth in the number of SCO mobile subscribers 2020 2021
Table 22 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 23 Change in the market share of fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2009 2021
Table 24 Change in the number of HFC broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Table 25 Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Table 26 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Table 27 Decline in the number of WiMAX subscribers 2011 2021
Table 28 Decline in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 29 Change in the number of PTC's fixed line subscribers 2009 2020
Table 30 Development of PTCL's financial data (PKR million) 2013 2021
Table 31 Development of WorldCall's financial data (PKR million) 2017 2020
Table 32 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2011 2020
Table 33 Development of e-banking payment systems 2017 2019
Table 34 Historic - Telecom revenue (PKR million) by category 2004 2010
Table 35 Historic - Telecom investment - total and mobile (PKR million) 2004 2010
Table 36 Historic - Mobile subscribers 1995 2010
Table 37 Historic - Telenor Pakistan mobile subscribers 2006 2010
Table 38 Historic - fixed-line subscribers and penetration 1991 2006
Table 39 Historic - Instaphone (Pakcom) subscribers 2000 2009
Table 40 Historic - Internet Users and Penetration 2007 2016
Table 41 Historic - PTCL broadband subscribers 2007 2016
Table 42 Historic - Jazz mobile subscribers 2008 2010
Table 43 Historic - Warid Telecom subscribers 2005 2016
Table 44 Historic - Ufone mobile subscribers 2008 2010
Table 45 Historic - Zong mobile subscribers 2008 2010
Table 46 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2004 2010
Table 47 Historic - Cable modem subscribers 2008 2010
Table 48 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2005 2010
Table 49 Historic - Fibre broadband subscribers 2007 2010
Table 50 Historic - WiMAX subscribers 2008 2010
Table 51 Historic - Development of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in telecoms 2008 2010
List of Charts
Chart 1 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
Chart 2 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
Chart 3 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
Chart 4 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 5 Asia Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Central Asia Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Central Asia Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Development of telecom investment by type 2011 2020
Chart 9 Development of telecom revenue by category 2011 2020
Chart 10 Development of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in telecoms 2011 2020
Chart 11 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 12 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers by operator 2015 2021
Chart 13 Change in the number of 3G subscribers by operator 2014 2021
Chart 14 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 15 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by operator 2013 2021
Chart 16 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2013 2021
Chart 17 Increase in the number of Jazz's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 18 Development of Jazz's financial data 2012 2021
Chart 19 Change in the number of Ufone's mobile subscribers (regulator data) 2011 2021
Chart 20 Growth in the number of Telenor Pakistan's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 21 Development of Telenor Pakistan's financial data 2010 2021
Chart 22 Development of Telenor Pakistan's mobile ARPU 2010 2021
Chart 23 Growth in the number of Zong's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 24 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 25 Change in the market share of fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2009 2021
Chart 26 Change in the number of HFC broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 27 Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 28 Change in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 29 Decline in the number of WiMAX subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 30 Decline in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Chart 31 Change in the number of PTC's fixed line subscribers 2009 2020
Chart 32 Development of PTCL's financial data 2013 2021
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Asia
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 Asia Market Leaders and market developments
Exhibit 4 Asia Market Challengers and market developments
Exhibit 5 Asia Market Emergents and market developments
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  • Instaphone
  • Mobilink
  • National Telecommunications Corp (NTC)
  • NayaTel
  • Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd (PTCL)
  • PakNet
  • TeleCard
  • Telenor Pakistan
  • Ufone (PTML, PTCL’s subsidiary)
  • Warid Telecom
  • Wateen Telecom (subsidiary of Warid Telecom)
  • Wi-Tribe
  • WorldCall
  • Zong
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