Pakistan’s Mobile Internet is Faster Than India and Other Asian Countries: PTA
Pakistan has the second-highest average mobile broadband speed in South Asia.
According to a PTA document, Pakistan has the second-highest average mobile broadband speed in the region.
According to the document, Pakistan has a higher average mobile broadband download speed than other countries in the region, at 20.84 Mbps.
For example, the average mobile broadband download speed in Bangladesh is 16.33 Mbps, while in India it is 19.57 Mbps.
Sri Lanka leads South Asia in mobile broadband download speed, with an average of 20.90 Mbps.
The average download speed in Nepal is 20.60 Mbps, which is slightly slower than in Pakistan.
3G and 4G mobile signals currently reach 78% and 75% of Pakistan’s population, respectively.
According to the authority, Pakistan’s 1 GB data cost has further decreased to 0.58% of gross national income per capita, far below the UN Broadband Commission’s recommendations.
According to the document, the PTA set a target of 51% broadband penetration by June 2022 and 55% by June 2023 in its performance agreement with the Prime Minister’s Office.
The authority will have achieved 55% broadband penetration by July 2022.
The National Broadband Policy 2021 has set a target of 80% broadband penetration by 2025 and 90% broadband penetration by 2030.
Targets for average broadband speeds of more than 30 Mbps and a 50% reduction in cost per gigabyte have been established under this policy.