IT & TELECOMMUNICATION

S.M. ABBAS ZAIDI, S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Oct 05 - 11, 2009

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 ITíS INDUSTRY

Total number of IT companies registered with PSEB 1497
Number of substantial IT companies region-wise breakup 526 Karachi
395 Islamabad/Rawalpindi
480 Lahore
96   Others
Total number of foreign IT and telecommunication companies working in Pakistan 60
Number of CMMI-assessed companies One CMM Level 5 company, one CMMI Level 5 company, three CMMI Level 3 companies and sixteen CMMI Level 2 companies
Total industry size US$ 2.8 billion (WTO-prescribed formula)
IT and IT-enabled services exports US$ 1.6 billion (WTO-prescribed formula)
Percent growth in exports over the last one year 34%
Number of IT graduates produced per year Approximately 20,000
Export targets for the current fiscal year 2007-2008 US$ 240 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 Pakistan 110,000
Total IT spending in the fiscal year 2005-2006 US$ 1.4 billion
Total space utilized in IT & Software Technology Parks Nine IT Parks covering an area of 687,285 sq ft

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

PAKISTAN MOBILE MARKET SHARE (%)

COMPANIES DEC - 07 DEC - 08
Mobilink 39.9 31.7
Ufone 21 21.5
Telenor 19 21.6
Warid 17.2 18.8
Zong 2.6 6.1

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-2008

COMPANIES PUNJAB SINDH NWFP BALOCHISTAN 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

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

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

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