INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

S.M. ABBAS ZAIDI, S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
Research Analyst
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May 18 - 24, 2009

STATISTICS OF THE PAKISTANI ITíS INDUSTRY

Total no, of IT companies registered with PSEB 1419
No, of substantial IT companies region-wise breakup 495 Karachi
373 Islamabad/Rawalpindi
459 Lahore
92   Others
Total no, of foreign IT and 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 46%
No, of IT graduates produced per year Appr. 20,000
Export targets for the current fiscal year 2007-2008 US$ 240 mn
No, of universities offering IT/CS programs 110
No, of IT professionals engaged in export-oriented activities. More than 15,000
Total no, of IT professionals employed in Pak 110,000
Total IT spending in the fiscal year 2005-06 US$ 1.4 bn
Total space utilized in IT & Software Technology Parks Ten IT Parks covering an area of 722,000 sq ft
Source: PSEB

FIXED LOCAL LOOP SUBSCRIBERS BY OPERATOR

  7-Sep 7-Dec 8-Mar 8-Jun 8-Sep 8-Dec
PTCL 4,695,971 4,597,279 4,405,161 4,273,548 3,831,033 3,5 81,387
NTC 100,688 106,336 103,059 103,991 103,870 104,400
Nayatel 13,500 13,500 16,000 16,500 18,000 18,500
World Call 11,418 11,774 11,347 11,502 12,086 12,222
Brain 6,670 7,376 7,376 7,376 7,130 8,250
Union 2,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,700
Total 4,830,747 4,739,765 4,546,443 4,416,417 3,975,619 3,728,459

COMPANY WISE CELLULAR MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS DEC-09

COMPANIES PUNJAB SINDH NWFP BALOCHIS-TAN AJK TOTAL
Mobilink 17,258,299 7,009,912 2,892,512 830,591 488,286 28,479,600
Ufone 11,450,189 4,951,549 2,158,395 566,234 174,813 19,301,180
Zong 3,230,374 1,511,596 671,249 74,055 16,000 5,503,274
Instaphone 175,469 101,453 31,443 12,769 - 321,134
Telenor 10,418,877 5,626,626 2,158,138 522,915 661,400 19,387,956
Warid 10,735,528 4,666,348 1,110,026 186,768 215,384 16,914,054
Total 53,268,736 23,867,484 9,021,763 2,193,332 1,555,883 89,907,198
Various sources

TOTAL TELEDENSITY GROWTH

YEARS GROWTH IN %
Oct-Dec 07 10.44
Jan-Mar-08 7.18
Apr-Jun-08 3.52
Jul-Sep-08 2.03
Oct-Dec-08 (-0.88)

FIXED TELEDENSITY

Sep-07 2.99
Dec-07 3.06
Mar-08 2.9
Jun-08 2.5
Dec-08 2.3

WIRELESS LOCAL LOOP SUBSCRIBERS BY COMPANY DEC 08

COMPANY SUBSCRIBERS
Ptcl 1,133,462
Worldcall 537,054
Telecard 534,412
Great bear 64,345
Wateen 39,310
Ntc 7,746
Link direct 7,166
Mytel 138
Various sources

TELECOM IMPORT (US $ MN)

  JUL-DEC 08
Cellular Mobile sets with Battery 88.7
Other Telecom Apparatus 356.4
Total Telecom Imports in Pak 445
Source:PTA

PAKISTAN'S IT EXPORTS

State Bank Reporting Earnings US$ 169m
Est Total IT Industry Export Rev. US$ 1.4b
Estimated Total IT Industry Size US$ 2.8b
Source: PSEB
Est: Estimated , Rev: Revenue

FDI IN TELECOM SECTOR

YEARS US $ MN SHARE IN TOTAL FDI %
Jul-sep 07 363 38
Oct-Dec 07 290 28
Jan-Mar-08 157 16
Apr-Jun-08 629 30
Jul-Sep-08 364 23
Oct-Dec-08 457 38

CELLULAR SUBSCRIBERS AND GROWTH

YEARS US $ MN GROWTH IN %
Jul-sep 07 70.00 11.3
Oct-Dec 07 76.9 9.9
Jan-Mar-08 82.5 7.3
Apr-Jun-08 88.0 6.7
Jul-Sep-08 90.2 2.5
Oct-Dec-08 89.9 (-0.3)
Feb-09 91.0 1.2
Various sources