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PTCL’s landline & broadband outage

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The recent rain spells have collapsed the PTCL’s landline telecommunication system in Site industrial area detailed Asad Nisar Barkhurdaria, President of the SITE Association of Industry (SAI), in his statement. The SAI chief grieved that 70% services affected in industries and landlines and broadband were also not working. PTCL’s management seems negligent for resolution of […]…Read More

Mobile broadband users reach 27.86m

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobile broadband users (3G/4G) in the country have reached 27.86 million at end of March 2016, showing a month-over-month growth rate of 6.39 per cent. All five mobile phone companies added a total of 1.67 million new customers to their 3G/4G networks during month of March, 2016, recently issued statistics by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said. Mobilink added most number of 3G users as 563,874 of its customers converted to 3G network. Telenor grabbed 477…Read More

Broadband users figure reaches 29.23m

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The total broadband subscribers including for 3G and 4G services has crossed 29.33 million mark in the country, registering a reasonable growth rate with each passing month. As per latest figures issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of broadband subscribers in other technologies are DSL 1,516,938 users, HFC 43,929 users, Wimax 245,284 users, FTTH 20,549 users, HFC 44,136 users, Wimax 207,496 users, FTTH 22,786, EvDo 1,331,976 users…Read More

Mobile internet accounts for 88pc of broadband market

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is catching up fast with the global trend of explosive growth of mobile broadband such as 3G and 4G or long-term evolution (LTE) technologies that have altered the subtleties of the country’s broadband market. The high-speed mobile internet now accounts for 88 per cent of the broadband market after being almost non-existent two years. According to a study by the PTA, the telecom sector’s regulatory body, the country’s broadband segment has passed…Read More

PTCL to provide free broadband to Pakistan Sweet Homes

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: PTCL has provided free broadband services to Pakistan Sweet Homes, a non-profit organization established by the Bait-ul-Mal for the care of young orphans. Under the scheme, the company has provided high-speed broadband connectivity free of charge to 12 Sweet Homes located in all the four provinces for a period of three years. The Sweet Homes are in Sargodha, Gujrat, Okara, Attock, Karachi, Nawabshah, Mansehra, Mardan, Swat, Kohat, Zhob and Quetta. "The…Read More

12pc growth in broadband penetration in 2015

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Thanks to millions of 3G and 4G users, the year 2015 witnessed a 12 per cent growth in broadband penetration from mere 2.07 per cent in 2014. At the end of November 2015, the total number of broadband subscribers reached 24.78 million, out of which 21.68 million broadband users were on 3G/4G technology, 1.5 million were on DSL and another 1.3 million were using EvDO. This huge increase in broadband usage is clearly the result of 3G/4G services but less than 20…Read More

Submarine cable fault affects PTCL broadband service

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Broadband services of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) have been affected as there is a major breakdown in the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable, which has impacted the whole region of South Asia. The IMEWE is an ultra-high capacity fibre optic cable system which links India and Europe via Middle East. Their three fibre pair system with total length of approximately 12,091 kilometres has nine terminal stations of nine telecom carriers from…Read More

Submarine cable fault affects PTCL broadband service

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Broadband services of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) have been affected as there is a major breakdown in the India-Middle East-Western Europe (IMEWE) submarine cable, which has impacted the whole region of South Asia. The IMEWE is an ultra-high capacity fibre optic cable system which links India and Europe via Middle East. Their three fibre pair system with total length of approximately 12,091 kilometres has nine terminal stations of nine telecom…Read More

Broadband users including 3G, 4G cross 23.6 million mark

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The total broadband subscribers, including for 3G and 4G services, have crossed the 23.6 million mark in Pakistan, posting a reasonable growth rate with each passing month. The market data reveals that the 3G and 4G subscribers also reached 20.6 million by November this year. In September last, the highest growth rate of 14.43 percent was by cellular companies, which have added 2.35 million 3G/4G subscribers. "The number of broadband subscribers in other…Read More

Broadband users to undergo biometric verification

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Customers will have to verify their identity through thumb impressions to confirm that the Computerized National Identity Card they are using for activation of their internet connection is legitimate, original and it belongs to them. This initiative has been taken after the completion of a biometric registration process for all the country’s SIM-card users. A customer has to present their CNIC at Customer Service Centres of Internet Service Providers before making…Read More