IT & TELECOM

S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
(feedback@pgeconomist.com)
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Aug
22 - 28, 2011

IT INDUSTRY IN PAKISTAN

Total number of IT companies registered with PSEB 1141
Number of substantial IT companies region-wise breakup 393 Karachi
362 Islamabad/Rawalpindi
337 Lahore
049  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
Number of IT graduates produced per year Approximately 20,000
Number of universities offering IT/CS programs 110
Number of IT professionals engaged in export-oriented activities (software development/call centers etc.) More than 24,000
Total number of IT professionals employed in Pakistan More than 125,000
Total space utilized in IT & Software Technology Parks Nine IT Parks covering an area around 700,000 sq ft

IT SECTOR HC REQUIREMENTS

. 2008-09 2009-10
IT Industry HC (Exports) 46,025 76,709
IT Industry HC (Domestic) 58,816 78,225
Public Sector (Government, Semi--government and Defense) 33,275 36,603
SECP-registered Public and Private-sector Companies 33,275 36,603
Educational Sector 6,655 7,321
Total 178,046 235,461

IT INDUSTRY HC REQUIREMENTS

. 2008-09 2009-10
IT HC (Exports) 46,025 76,709
IT HC (Domestic) 58,816 78,225
IT HC (Total) 104,841 154,934
Non-IT HC (Total) 52,421 77,467
Total HC 157,262 232,401

FDI IN TELECOM (US $ Million)

2005-06 1,905
2006-07 1,824
2007-08 1,439
2008-09 815
2009-10 374

TELECOM INVESTMENT (US $ Million)

ITEMS 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Cellular 2,584.5 2,337.7 1,229.75 908.8
LDI 602.8 403.9 276.75 183.1
LL 40.6 342.1 57.37 22.5
WILL 747.0 52.8 82.11 23.0
Total 3,974.8 3,136.4 1,645.98 1,137.51

TAXES BY CELLULAR MOBILE INDUSTRY (RS. Million)

ITEMS 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
GST 28,324 36,793 40,150 36,212
ACTIVATION 17,579 19,189 14,189 6,614
WITHHOLDING 17,438 23,386 28,002 29,125
TOTAL 63,341 79,368 82,341 71,951

TELEDENSITY (percentage)

YEARS LOCAL LOOP CELLULAR MOBILE WIRELESS LOCAL LOOP
2004-05 3.43 8.30 0.17
2005-06 3.37 22.20 0.66
2006-07 3.04 40.90 1.08
2007-08 2.70 54.70 1.40
2008-09 2.17 58.22 1.60
2009-10 2.08 60.40 1.60

TELECOM REVENUE

YEARS (RS. BILLION)
2005-06 194.60
2006-07 235.60
2007-08 278.60
2008-09 333.80
2009-10 357.70

TELECOM CONTRIBUTION TO EXCHEQUER (RS. BILLION)

YEARS OTHERS PTA DEPOSITS ACTIVATION TAX GST
2005-06 21.55 17.39 11.40 26.8
2006-07 36.95 9.72 17.60 36.28
2007-08 36.96 10.86 19.20 44.61
2008-09 39.30 9.15 14.20 49.35
2009-10 44.91 13.56 6.61 43.97

MOBILE PENETRATION 2010

COUNTRY PER CENT
Malaysia 96.8
Pakistan 60.4
India 53.8
Sri lanka 35.0
Bangladesh 35.0
Nepal 20.0

CELLULAR PENETRATION

YEARS PER CENT
2004-05 8.30
2005-06 22.20
2006-07 40.90
2007-08 54.70
2008-09 58.22
2009-10 60.4

CELLULAR MARKET SHARE IN 2010

COMPANY PER CENT
Warid 17.1
Mobilink 32.5
Ufone 19.7
Zong 6.8
telenor 23.9

REVENUE SHARE BY CELLULAR OPERATORS (%)

COMPANY 2008-09 2009-10
Warid 14 13
Mobilink 39 36
Ufone 19 21
Zong 4 5
telenor 24 25

CELLULAR SUBSCRIBER

YEARS MILLION
2004-05 33.9
2005-06 63.2
2006-07 88.0
2007-08 94.3
2008-09 99.2
Jul-10 100.2

INTERNATIONAL OUTGOING MINUTES BY LDI OPERATORS

YEARS MILLION
2005-06 405.1
2006-07 1271.1
2007-08 1662
2008-09 2,885.69
2009-10 3,209.00