INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
(feedback@pgeconomist.com)
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Nov 22 - 28, 2010

PAKISTAN: POST & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

FISCAL YEAR NO. OF POST OFFICES TELEGRAPH OFFICES TELE-PHONES ("000"NO.) INTERNET CONNEC-TION (MN) INTERNET CITIES CONNECTED PCO MOBILE PHONE
URBAN RURAL URBAN RURAL
2000-01 2,302 9,932 293 91 3340 0.80 - 66,968 742,606
2001-02 1,983 10,284 258 104 3656 1.00 - 97,751 1,698,536
2002-03 1,808 10,446 239 87 4940 1.60 1,350 139,493 2,404,400
2003-04 2,267 9,840 215 73 4460 2.00 1,898 180,901 5,022,908
2004-05 1,831 10,499 215 77 5191 2.10 2,210 217,597 12,771,203
2005-06 1,845 10,494 - - 5128 2.40 2,389 353,194 34,506,557
2006-07 1,849 10,494 - - 4806 3.50 2,419 387,490 63,160,874
2007-08 1,849 10,793 - - 4546 3.70 3,002 449,121 88,019,812
2008-09 1,852 10,514 - - 3523 3.50 - 405,359 94,342,030
Jul-Mar
2009-10 1,846 10,495 - - - 3.50 - - 97,579,940


IT SECTOR HC REQUIREMENTS IN PAKISTAN

. 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 IN PAKISTAN

. 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


PAK: TELECOM CONTRIBUTION TO EXCHEQUER (Rs in bn)

PERIOD GST ACTIVATION TAX PTA DEPOSITS OTHERS TOTAL
2006-07 36.28 17.60 9.72 36.95 100.55
2007-08 44.61 19.20 10.86 36.96 111.63
2008-09 49.35 14.20 9.15 39.30 112.00
Jul-dec 09 21.44 3.80 4.91 18.45 48.60


PAK: TELEDENSITY (%)

INDICATORS 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Local Loop 3.37 3.04 2.7 2.17
Cellular Mobile 22.2 40.9 54.7 58.22
Wireless Local Loop 0.66 1.08 1.4 1.6


PAKISTAN: IT INDUSTRY

Total number of IT companies registered with PSEB 1190
Number of substantial IT companies region-wise breakup 412 Karachi
376 Islamabad/Rawalpindi
350 Lahore
050 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 fiscal year 2009-10 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
Estimated Total IT Industry Export Revenue US$ 1.4 billion
Total space utilized in IT & Software Technology Parks Nine IT Parks covering an area of 700,000 sq ft


PAK:CELLULAR SUBSCRIBERS BY PROVIENCE DURING DEC-2009

COMPANIES

PUNJAB SINDH NWFP BALOCHISTAN AJK
Mobilink 18,358,424 7,870,891 3,266,717 842,265 462,057
Ufone 10,982,820 4,746,935 2,071,866 540,675 167,870
Zong 3,451,429 1,657,780 1,336,537 305,239 169,249
Instaphone 586 339 105 43 -
Telenor 12,159,936 6,372,780 2,452,433 797,440 718,200
Warid 12,061,991 5,124,046 1,217,159 210,725 233,394
Total 57,015,195 25,772,771 10,344,817 2,696,387 1,750,770


PAK:CELLULAR MOBILE REVENUES (Rs. Mn)

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 (US $ mn)

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


PAK: 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