Pakistan

Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south. The name Pakistan is derived from the Urdu words Pak (meaning pure) and stan (meaning country).
A regional and middle power, Pakistan has the seventh largest standing armed forces in the world and is a declared nuclear weapons state, being the only nation in the Muslim world, and the second in South Asia, to have that status. It is a founding member of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (now the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) and is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and the G20 developing nations.
Pakistan is a democratic parliamentary federal republic with Islam as the state religion. The bicameral legislature comprises a 100-member Senate and a 342-member National Assembly.
Pakistan is a rapidly developing country and is one of the Next Eleven, the eleven countries that, along with the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China), have a high potential to become the world’s largest economies in the 21st century. The economy is semi-industrialized, with centre’s of growth along the Indus River.For more information visit: http://pakistan.gov.pk/

REGULATORY AUTHORITY

PAKISTAN REGULATORY AUTHORITY
The Pakistan Telecommunication Ordinance 1994, established the primary regulatory framework for the telecommunication industry including the establishment of an authority. Thereafter, Telecommunication (Re-Organization) Act no XVII was promulgated in 1996 that aimed to reorganize the telecom sector of Pakistan. Under Telecom Reorganization Act 1996, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was established to regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunication systems, and the provision of telecom services. PTA headquarters is located in Islamabad and zonal offices located at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi and Muzaffarabad.
For more information visit: http://www.pta.gov.pk/

Telecom Statistics

MNOs 5
Landline Operators 6
Annual Cellular Subscribers134,411,877
Fixed Line Subscribers2,990,954
3G/4G Broadband Subscribers34,318,350
Cellular Teledensity76.5%
Internet users (estimated)25.835 million
Broadband Internet Connections2.6 million (DSL, Wimax, HFC & Evo)
Operational ISPs50 (approx)


Pakistan Operators

Operators

Websites

Technology

Launch Date

License

Mobilink+Waridhttp://www.mobilink.com.pk/900/1800 MHz GSM 2G / GPRS 2.5G / EDGE 2.75G
Band 1(2100 MHz) DC-HSPA+ 3.75G
Band 3(1800 MHz) FDD-LTE 4G
1994/2014Full Mobile
Ufonehttp://www.ufone.com900/1800 MHz GSM 2G / GPRS 2.5G / EDGE 2.75G
Band 1(2100 MHz) HSPA+ 3.75G
2001/2014Full Mobile
Telenorhttp://www.telenor.com.pk900/1800 MHz GSM 2G / GPRS 2.5G / EDGE 2.75G
Band 1(2100 MHz) HSPA+ 3.75G
Band 5(850 MHz) FDD-LTE 4G
2004/2014Full Mobile
Zonghttp://www.zong.com.pk900/1800 MHz GSM 2G / GPRS 2.5G / EDGE 2.75G
Band 1(2100 MHz) DC-HSPA+ 3.75G
Band 3(1800 MHz) FDD-LTE 4G
2008/2014/2015Full Mobile
SCOMhttp://www.sco.gov.pk/GSM-900 MHz (GPRS)WLL

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