An overview of ICT Achievements of 2017 in Pakistan
January 7th, 2018 | No Comments
Pakistan’s Telecom infrastructure is flourishing with foreign and domestic investments into fixed-line and mobile networks. Growing field technology in Pakistan has played a significant role in the developing the economy.
For technology and telecom sector Year 2017 went best. This year growth has been observed in this year. The revenues generated from telecom sector showed growth in the full financial year compared with the last year. The telecom sector between July and August has received an FDI of $92.5 million in this year according to statistics released by State Bank of Pakistan.
Telecom and technology sector did well in 2017 in Pakistan. Efforts have been put through by Government of Pakistan for the growth of these sectors that has resulted in drastic changes and improvements with dramatic expansions.
Technology and Telecom highlights in 2017:
Pakistan will be launching 5G technology by 2020 and has already started the preparations to test 5G cellular connectivity
Government in collaboration with CPEC has introduced IT Parks for the first time
MOST has established IT industrial park in Sindh
MoITT Nominations for ‘Equals in Tech 2017’ Awards and placed in Top Five
In the field of clean technologies, Pakistani innovators have won 5 awards from United Nations Industrial Development Organization
To conduct Audit of Telecom Operator a new system devised FBR
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has introduced by Punjab Government for farmers to use Drone Technology in Pakistan for Good Yield
For the first time Introduction of National Incubation Centre in Pakistan
With PKR. 3 million in big Friday sale Daraz breaks all records
PhoneWorld Team Presented ‘CEO of the Year 2016-17’ Excellence Award to Aamir Ibrahim
3G/4G Subscribers in Pakistan Crossed 47 Million
Pakistan’s IT exports generating receipts of nearly $1 billion reaching the high outgoing financial year of 2016-2017
Pakistan’s IT exports have grown to $2.9 billion as estimated
Armeena Khan became the Digital Brand Ambassador for Emerging Pakistan Initiative
MoIT Drafts ‘Pakistan Telecommunication Competition Rules 2017’ to Ensure Fair Competition in Telecom sector
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched DRIBS, initiative to restrain smuggling and theft of mobile devices, by blocking illegal handsets.
Telenor has Inaugurated new office
KPITB Launched E-Ilaj-An Online Health Care Facility
Ignite Approved “DigiSkills” Initiative to Train 1 M Freelancers in Pakistan
Wi-Tribe has launched 4.5G service in Pakistan
Pakistan Ranked 9th Globally for its Booming Digital Economy
PITB Launched Prison Management Information System at District Jail
Micropower Labs from Telenor Pakistan’s Velocity’s Pakistan has won Telenor Group’s annual Digital Winners competition
VEON launched messaging App
Cricingif wins 2017 APICTA Start-up gold medal
Chairman of PTA Dr. Ismail Shah’s end of tenure
MoIT Released Digital Pakistan Policy 2017
MoIT Introduced Work from Home Policy for Female Employees
We are looking forward and expect that there will be more innovations in Telecom and Technology sector.
Published in: Volume 09 Issue 01
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