AVAILABLE SERVICES IN PAKISTAN

BroadbandDedicatedCloudProcurementOnsite InstallationManaged MaintenanceIPSEC VPNWIFI HotspotsField Services

The mobile sector has been consistently the most active one in Pakistan for the last years, followed by broadband; while the fixed-line sector remained somewhat static. Parameters that have recently improved are interconnection, tariff regulation, regulation of anti-competitive practices, and universal service obligation in the mobile sector; and market entry, interconnection, regulation of anti-competitive practices and universal service obligation in the fixed sector. The IT industry is generally regarded as a successful sector of Pakistan economically, even in times of financial crisis.

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The Internet penetration rate was of 17.8% by mid-2016, one of the lowest in the region. The mobile sector is doing better with 3G subscribers comprising 15% of the total mobile subscriber base by September 2015, and mobile broadband services have totally overwhelmed the fixed broadband sector of the market. Fixed broadband penetration was around 1% into 2015, while mobile broadband penetration was 10% with an annual growth rate of around 100%.

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BROADBAND

Being able to reliably communicate to anyone, anywhere, is becoming increasingly important to our personal and business lives. Our global broadband solutions are great for smaller offices, remote workers or as low cost backup solutions.

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DEDICATED

Our global Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) solutions are great for medium and large offices. DIA is a premium connectivity offering a high quality of service in more than 180 countries around the globe.

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CLOUD

Get perfect Cloud Internet Access with different levels of redundancy and never lose connectivity with your important data and services such as Office 365 or Google Apps. Speed up and secure your connection to the Cloud.

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PROCUREMENT

Being one point of contact for our clients, Brodynt provides consistent, high-quality ICT services regardless of the solution, place or time of service deployment.

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ONSITE INSTALLATION

Get global Onsite Installation of Cisco and other networking hardware brands. The customer does not need to have any technical skills. Our locally based certified engineers will perform the onsite installation.

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MANAGED MAINTENANCE

Forget about the hassle of dealing with multiple suppliers around the world. Our unique Global Managed Maintenance service will give you peace of mind by having a unique point of contact for managing all your networking maintenance.

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IPSEC VPN

Our IPSec VPN solutions are secure, reliable and optimized to easily deploy Hybrid MPLS WAN networks. We offer a flexible configuration as our VPN solutions can be fully adapted to our customer’s specific needs. Secured Internet Access provides cost effective VPN solutions over the public infrastructure as an Off-net/Backup solution to Private Network/MPLS services.

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WIFI HOT SPOTS

We deploy and manage public WiFi Hotspots with maximum flexibility, helping customers unify the management of their global WiFi network. Keep your corporate network safe and independent from your public WiFi network.

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FIELD SERVICE

Our network field services are monitored by our experienced team of engineers and outdoor local technical experts that are prepared for any requirement. We are always ready for the challenge.

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TELECOMS MARKET

There has been no significant activity in fixed-line services recently and in fact subscriptions in this sector are in decline. The government had initially focused on fixed lines setting out ambitious plans to increase fixed-line teledensity. After peaking at around 4% in 2008, fixed penetration had fallen to around 3% coming into 2015. And, at the same time, the majority of these fixed lines were in urban areas. Mobile operators are starting to shift their focus to value-added services, and the roll-out of 3G services in 2015 gave the sector a real boost. As for Internet connectivity, it remains low, and control of content remained a big issue with the monitoring of websites for ‘anti-Islam content’ being undertaken by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), which is the national telecom regulator.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Decades of internal political disputes and low levels of foreign investment have led to slow growth and underdevelopment in Pakistan. The country started an economic reform program in 2013. While the reform process has been mixed, and issues like privatization of state-owned enterprises remain unresolved, Pakistan has restored macroeconomic stability, improved its credit rating, and boosted growth. A challenging security environment, electricity shortages, and a burdensome investment climate have deterred investors. Pakistan remains stuck in a low-income, low-growth trap, with growth averaging about 3.5% per year from 2008 to 2013. The country must address long standing issues related to government revenues, with the tax base being narrow at 11% of GDP. Given demographic challenges, Pakistan’s leadership wll be pressed to implement economic reforms, promote further development of the energy sector, and attract foreign investment to support sufficient economic growth necessary to employ its growing and rapidly urbanizing population. Other long-term challenges include expanding investment in education and healthcare, adapting to the effects of climate change and natural disasters, improving the country’s business climate, and reducing dependence on foreign donors.

LOCAL PROVIDERS

Fixed PSTN (local, national and international): 3

Cellular mobile: 6

MVNOs: 6

Licensed cable operators: 5

Cisco Certified Partners: 147

INCUMBENT OPERATOR

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the leading telecommunication authority in Pakistan. The corporation provides telephonic and Internet services nationwide and is the backbone for the country’s telecommunication infrastructure despite the arrival of a dozen other telecommunication corporations, including Telenor Corps and China Mobile Ltd. The corporation manages and operates around 2000 telephone exchanges across the country, providing the largest fixed-line network. Data and backbone services such as GSM, HSPA+, CDMA, LTE, broadband Internet, IPTV, and wholesale are an increasing part of its business. Originally one of the state-owned corporations (SOEs), 26% of shares and control was sold to Etisalat Telecommunications and the remaining 12% to the general public in 2006. However, the 62% of shares still remain under the management of government-ownership of state-owned corporations (SOEs) of Pakistan.

RELEVANT INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS

Pakistan Internet Exchange (PIE)

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DATACENTERS IN PAKISTAN

CIS DataCenter
COMSATS Internet Services
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat G-5/2
44000 Islamabad

Multinet IDC02
Multinet Pakistan
Media City Center (old USIS), Plot No. 60-A,
Nazimuddin Road, Blue Area
44000 Islamabad

PTCL Data Center (Islamabad)
PTCL
PTCL CDDT Buidling, H-9
44000 Islamabad

Cube XS Weatherly
CubeXS Weatherly (Pvt.) Ltd.
1st Floor, Federation House, Block-5, Shahrah-e-Firdousi, Main Clifton
75600 Karachi
Pakistan
Short description:
The Cube XS Weatherly Data Center obtained the coveted Tier IV certification after an in depth review and examination by an internationally recognized group of engineers who specialize in data center and related due diligence for the Fortune 500, FTSE 100, and the CAC 40.

Chapal
Chapal
G 19/2, Khayaban-e-Jami, Block 9, Clifton
75600 Karachi

Supernet Limited
Supernet Limited
10th Floor, Tower B World Trade Center 10
Khayaban-e-Roomi Block 5, Clifton
75600 Karachi

Gerrys Data Center
Gerry’s Information Technology
3rd Floor, Central Hotel Building, Mereweather Road
74400 Karachi

Multinet KDC01
Multinet Pakistan
1D-203, Sector 30,Korangi Industrial Area
74900 Korangi

Cybernet
Cybernet
10th Floot Lakson Building III , Sarwar Shaheed Road
74200 Karachi

PTCL Data Center (Karachi)
PTCL
CTO Building, I.I Chundrigar Road
74000 Karachi

Multinet KDC02
Multinet Pakistan
17D-203, Sector 30, Korangi Industrial Area
74900 Korangi

Wateen Hosted Data Center
Wateen Telecom
30 Aitchison Colony
54500 Lahore

PTCL Data Center (Lahore)
PTCL
PTCL Data Center, PTCL Complex Daniha Singh wala, Wafaqi colony
54000 Lahore

Vision DC-1
Vision Telecom (pvt) Ltd
Ibrahim Trade Center, Aibak Block New Garden Town
54615 Lahore

NEXNOC-1
NEXLINX
37C1 Gulberg 3
54000 Lahore

Multinet LDC
Multinet Pakistan
NTC Building 1st Floor, NTC, Building, 6 Race Course Road
54880 Lahore