IT & TELECOMMUNICATION IN PAKISTAN

S.M. ABBAS ZAIDI,S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Dec 08 - 21, 2008

TELEDENSITIES OF REGIONAL COUNTRIES (%)
COUNTRIES 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Pakistan 29% 45% 57%
Srilanka 26% 37% 51%
India 13% 20% 24%
Bangladesh 9% 15% 19%
Nepal 4% 7% 10%
Source: PTA


CELLULAR MOBILE INVESTMENT IN MILLION $
COMPANIES JAN -MAR 07 JAN - MAR 08
Mobilink 102 133
Ufone 58 58
Zong 511 -
Telenor 145 108
Warid 86 -
Instaphone 0 -
Source: Telecom Operators


PAKISTAN MOBILE MARKET SHARE (SEP-08)
COMPANIES (%)
Mobilink 35
Ozone 21
Telenor 20
Warid 18
Zong 6
Source: PTA


PAYPHONES IN PAKISTAN
MONTH YEAR NUMBER OF PAYPHONES
March 2007 364,803
June 2007 393,699
September 2007 411,338
December 2007 471,410
March 2008 472,892
Source: PTA


PAKISTAN MOBILE CELLULAR SUBSCRIBERS (Sep-08)
MONTH YEAR MOBILINK UFONE TELENOR WARID ZONG INSTA-PHONE TOTAL
December 2007 30,612,630 16,161,936 14,596,382 13,205,677 1,980,587 325,858 76,883,070
January 2008 30,888,105 16,443,171 15,350,045 13,381,319 2,355,309 320,238 78,738,187
February 2008 31,362,040 16,849,021 16,015,381 13,609,332 2,145,315 320,238 80,301,327
March 2008 31,756,283 17,198,373 16,701,720 14,394,927 2,142,465 270,981 82,464,749
April 2008 31,935,624 17,539,457 17,323,169 14,760,593 3,146,763 321,204 85,026,810
May 2008 31,958,597 17,800,424 17,841,074 15,114,678 3,662,099 321,204 86,698,076
June 2008 32,032,363 18,100,440 18,125,189 15,489,858 3,950,758 351,135 88,049,743
July 2008 32,056,336 18,368,074 18,329,428 15,774,299 4,446,024 351,135 89,325,296
Source: PTA

TOTAL TELEDENSITY (%)
MONTH YEAR CELLULAR FIXED WLL TOTAL
March 2007 35.79 3.32 1.06 40.17
June 2007 40.9 3.04 1.1 44.06
Sep 2007 43.6 2.99 1.28 47.84
Dec 2007 48.6 2.99 1.34 52.94
March 2008 52.16 3.06 1.48 56.7
April 2008 52.87 3.06 1.5 57.43
Source: PTA


CELLULAR MOBILE REVENUE
Rs. Million
COMPANIES JAN- MAR 07 APR-JUN 07 JUL-SEP 07 OCT-DEC 07 JAN-MAR 08
Mobilink 15,568.0 17,652.0 18,137.0 18,137.0 21,215.0
Ufone 5,809.0 5,466.7 5,551.2 5,609.0 7,987.0
Instaphone 112.2 86.7 62.1 67.7 64.9
Zong 682.4 572.0 517.2 537.4 617.7
Telenor 6,700.2 8,428.0 9,256.6 10,877.2 12,099.1
Warid 5,742.9 6,383.3 6,439.2 6,644.9 6,542.2
Total 34,614.7 38,588.7 39,963.4 41,873.2 48,525.9
Source: Telecom Operator


SHARE IN INTERNATIONAL OUTGOING TRAFFIC BY NEW LDI OPERATORS (%)
COMPANIES JAN-MAR 07 JAN-MAR 08
Wise Com 3.3 7.3
Burraq 33.7 9.4
Telecard 2.7 1.4
Telenor 10.5 17.4
Wateen 16.5 22.7
World Call 1.3 2.3
Link Direct 31.9 36.5
Red tone 0.05 3.1
Source: PTA


IT SECTOR HC REQUIREMENTS
. 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
IT Industry HC (Exports) 10,000 16,569 27,615 46,025 76,709
IT Industry HC (Domestic) 25,000 33,250 44,223 58,816 78,225
Public Sector (Government, Semi--government and Defense) 25,000 27,500 30,250 33,275 36,603
SECP-registered Public and Private-sector Companies 25,000 27,500 30,250 33,275 36,603
Educational Sector 5,000 5,500 6,050 6,655 7,321
Total 90,000 110,319 138,388 178,046 235,461


IT INDUSTRY HC REQUIREMENTS
. 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
IT HC (Exports) 10,000 16,569 27,615 46,025 76,709
IT HC (Domestic) 25,000 33,250 44,223 58,816 78,225
IT HC (Total) 35,000 49,819 71,838 104,841 154,934
Non-IT HC (Total) 17,500 24,910 35,919 52,421 77,467
Total HC 52,500 74,729 107,756 157,262 232,401
Source: PSEB


STATISTICS OF THE PAKISTANI IT INDUSTRY
Total number of IT companies registered with PSEB 1306
Number of substantial IT companies region-wise breakup 445 Karachi
351 Islamabad/Rawalpindi
426 Lahore
84 Others
Total number of foreign IT & telecom companies working in Pak 60
Total industry size US$ 2.8 bn (WTO-prescribed formula)
IT and IT-enabled services exports US$ 1.4 bn (WTO-prescribed formula)
Percent growth in exports over the last one year 61%
Number of IT graduates produced per year Approximately 20,000
Export targets for the current fiscal year 2007-2008 US$ 162 million
Number of universities offering IT/CS programs 110
Number of IT professionals engaged in export-oriented activities (software development/call centers etc.) More than 15,000
Total number of IT professionals employed in Pak 110,000
Total IT spending in the fiscal year 2005-2006 US$ 1.4 billion
Total space utilized in IT & Software Tech Parks Eleven
Source: PSEB