On Friday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority [PTA] announced that broadband subscriptions in the country had reached 100 million.
The PTA said there were fewer than 2 million subscriptions in 2012, but after the introduction of 3G service, the figure jumped to 16 million in 2014 and now stood at 100 million.
The telecom sector regulator claimed that currently, around 87 percent of the country’s population had access to internet/broadband services at one of the lowest rates in the region.
PTA says 87 percent of country’s population has access to internet services at one of lowest rates in region.
Mobile data prices declined to only 0.70 percent of the gross national income (GNI) per capita which is well below the UN Broadband Commission’s recommendation of less than 2percent.