Factors affecting Broadband proliferation in Pakistan and initiatives/measures taken by the Government of Pakistan

Asim Jameel, Nadeem Ehsan, Ebtisam Mirza, Muhammad Waseem Bhatti
2012 Procedia Technology - Elsevier  
This paper intends to study the broadband market and operators working in Pakistan, compare it with the broadband markets in other countries and identify the initiatives taken by the Government of Pakistan for effective proliferation of Broadband. The measures taken and projects initiated by the Government of Pakistan in the broadband sector have been studied. The information has been gathered by interacting with the officers of Ministry of Information Technology, Pakistan Telecommunication
more » ... ority (PTA), Universal Service Fund (USF) and from the websites of various organizations and companies MOIT, PTA, Universal Service Fund (USF) Company and International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It has been found that though the current state of broadband sector in Pakistan is not satisfactory, Government of Pakistan is taking many initiatives to improve the proliferation of broadband. The factors affecting broadband proliferation in Pakistan have been identified and recommendations to improve the broadband sector in Pakistan have been made to the Government of Pakistan.
doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2012.02.051 fatcat:23q6l33trzajvf7iipw64tbvve