IT & TELECOM

S.M. ABBAS ZAIDI, S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Apr
12 - 18, 2010

SOURCES OF FDI IN PAKISTAN TELECOM SECTOR
(US $ Mn)

COUNTRY FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09
UAE 1360.06 358.77 366.19 -54.27
U.S.A 58.81 208.92 446.17 157.43
Norway 245.27 24.68 270 99.25
China 0.04 706.17 0.06 -106.78
U.K 100.92 255.27 15.37 -9.63
Mauritius 59.4 59.4 49.24 140.39
Hong Kong 2.05 8 180 103.89
Malta 0 0 60 187
Singapore 0.06 0.23 0 210.6
Netherlands 31.28 42.28 25.37 -26.43
Germany 2.8 48.97 4.87 0.32
Luxembourg 14.57 10.07 -0.43 -0.26
Sweden 6.08 0 2.36 22.43
Malaysia 12.55 3.11 -1.82 -1.69
Egypt 3.86 0 7.83 14.29
Saudi Arabia 0.35 15.5 0.09 0.04
Ireland 0 0 1.58 3.75
Bermuda 0 0.8 0 0
Others 6.96 82.09 13.24 74.51
Total 1,905.10 1,824.30 1,440.10 814.9

CELLULAR MOBILE REVENUES

COMPANY 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Mobilink 64,654 79,936 83,271
Ufone 21,867 27,455 40,060
Zong 2,897 2,585 8,274
Instaphone 472 260 24
Telenor 22,837 45,081 51,561
Warid 20,405 26,805 29,233
Total `133,132 182,122 212,423

CELLULAR MOBILE INVESTMENT

COMPANY 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Mobilink 590 919 270
Ufone 232 174 215
Instaphone 9 0 -
Zong 570 200 204
Telenor 762 565 374
Warid 422 480 167
Total 2,585 2,338 1,230

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 

TAXES BY CELLULAR MOBILE INDUSTRY

. 2004 -05 2005 -06 2006 -07 2007 -08 2008 -09
GST 9,872 18,770 28,324 36,793 40,150
Activation 7,577 11,398 17,579 19,189 14,134
Withholding 4,470 8,584 17,438 23,386 28,002
Total 21,919 38,752 63,341 79,368 82,286

CELL SITES BY OPERATOR

COMPANY 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Mobilink 5,522 7,339 7,903
Ufone 1,644 3,471 4,893
Instaphone 211 211 211
Zong 1,163 2,328 4,688
Telenor 3,255 5,017 6,088
Warid 1,930 3,152 4,341
Total 13,725 21,518 28,124

STATISTICS OF THE PAKISTANI ITíS INDUSTRY

Total number of IT companies registered with PSEB 1595
Number of substantial IT companies region-wise breakup 553 Karachi
440 Islamabad/Rawalpindi
507 Lahore
095  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

COMPANY WISE CELLULAR MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS DEC-2008

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

WLL CELL SITES JUNE 09

COMPANY PUNJAB SINDH NWFP BALOCHISTAN AJK NA TOTAL
PTCL 808 329 222 89 7 3 1,458
Wateen 621 273 53 24 - - 971
WorldCall 216 121 14 - - - 351
Link Direct 114 214 3 1 - - 332
Telecard 152 120 14 9 - - 295
Great Bear 42 - - - - - 42
Mytel - - - 2 - - 2
Total 1,953 1,057 306 125 7 3 3,451

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