Sunday, October 25, 2009

Internet users will grow to 22 million till 2013

The Internet usage in Pakistan is likely to see three digit growth rate in next couple of years as it is being predicted that internet base would touch 22 million mark by year 2013. Out of total base, 4.3 million users would be using broadband Internet. According to official sources, it was told that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was working in collaboration with educational institutes to get the new generation familiar with internet. Internet is going to be the next growing industry in Pakistan specifically in a scenario when Universal Service Fund (USF) is putting massive efforts to take Internet to rural areas of the country. The sources said there is still to cover a long distance, tele-density is merely 11 percent but experts are expecting good because there were only 133,000 Internet users back in 2000 and now around 18 million in Pakistan.

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