Communications in Pakistan

Communications in Pakistan

Pakistani Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 4.546 million (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 88.02 million (2008)

Telephone system: general assessment: the telecommunications infrastructure is improving dramatically with foreign and domestic investments into fixed-line and mobile networks; mobile-cellular subscribership has skyrocketed, reaching some 88 million in 2008, up from only about 300,000 in 2000; fiber systems are being constructed throughout the country to aid in network growth; main line availability has risen only marginally over the same period and there are still difficulties getting main line service to rural areas domestic: microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, cellular, and satellite networks international: country code - 92; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable systems that provide links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean); 3 operational international gateway exchanges (1 at Karachi and 2 at Islamabad); microwave radio relay to neighboring countries (2008)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 31, FM 68, shortwave NA (2006)

Television broadcast stations: 20 (5 state-run channels and 15 privately-owned satellite channels) (2006)

Internet country code: .pk

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 17.5 million (2007)

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