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1 Syed Khalid Gardezi Joint Secretary Ministry of Information Technology Government of Pakistan (Dushanbe 17 th June, 2015)

2 Mandate of Ministry of IT & Telecom Develop the IT & Telecom Sector to increase the contribution to the local economy Improve the spread and quality of telecom services in the country Promote the use of IT to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability within government These objectives contribute to the growth of social development sectors

3 Telecom Sector Structure Principle of separation of Policy, Regulation and Operations Policy Formulation: Ministry of Information Technology Regulation / Policy Implementation: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Operations: Private Sector

4 Legislations and Policies Telecommunication Sector Governing Legislation Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-Organization) Act 1996 [Amended 2006] Telecom Sector Policies De-Regulation Policy for the Telecom Sector 2003 Mobile Cellular Policy 2004 Broadband Policy 2004 IT Sector Policies National IT Policy 2000

5 IT Sector Profile Estimated IT & ITeS Companies 2000 IT Workforce 200,000 Working in IT Export Companies 24,000 IT Professionals on Open Source Technologies Total Industry volume Global Exports IT Exports ( ) Estimated Target for Targets ( ) 9000 US$ 2.8 Billion US$ 1.6 B US$ 370 Million US$ 540 Million

6 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $500 $- Pakistan s IT Exports ( ) IT Remittances IT Exports Millions of $s

7 POTENTIAL FOR OUTSOURCING 110 ISO 9001 certified companies More than 40 CMMi certified companies More than 15 ISO certified companies & institutions IT Industry has capability in the areas: GIS Computer Added Modeling Animation & Mobile Gaming Retail Banking &Finance Mobile Content Medical Transcription Industry-specific ERP Document Management Call Centers. 7

8 TOP 10 FREELANCER COUNTRIES United States 1 India 2 Ukraine 3 Pakistan 4 United Kingdom 5 Russia 6 Canada 7 Philippines 8 Romania 9 China 10 Source: https://www.elance.com/q/online-employment-report

9 Telecom Sector Snapshot Fixed lines Million Mobile lines Million WLL lines Million Total lines Million Combined Teledensity Broadband Subscribers Million 3G / 4G Subscribers Million

10 Telecom Sector Snapshot Contribution to Exchequer ( ) Foreign Direct Investment ( ) Telecom Imports ( ) Telecom Sector Revenue ( ) Telecom Sector Investment ( ) Rs Billion US$ 903 Million US$ 1,225.9 Million Rs. 465,547 Million US$ 1,816 Million

11 Broadband Connectivity Timelines Year Broadband Subscribers , ,004,795

12 Broadband Subscribers - Technology DSL 1,468,955 HFC 42,897 Wi Max 494,480 FTTH 18,283 EvDO 1,939,437 Mobile (3G / 4G) 13,034,827 Others 5,916 Total 17,004,795

13 Broadband Policy 2004 Salient Features: Always on internet connection with a download speed of at least 128 kbps connectivity Spreading of an affordable, always on, broadband high speed internet service in the corporate, commercial and residential sector across Pakistan Encourage the entry and growth of new service providers while stimulating the growth of the existing ones at the same time

14 Broadband Policy 2004 The Policy aimed to address the four components of broadband value chain: Content Facilitation The policy aimed to enhance both the areas in tandem by ensuring that the content industry will flourish based on the incentives provided on all the platforms where data related services are delivered to the public including data over cellular and over fixed line CPEs apart from the availability on the internet.

15 Broadband Policy 2004 Backhaul Facilitation The policy aimed to reduction in bandwidth prices to enhance and facilitate back haul connectivity to operators for promoting broadband. Broadband Delivery Facilitation The policy aimed to encourage delivery of broadband through copper, wireless, coaxial, satellite and fiber mediums along with necessary regulatory framework. End-User Terminal Facilitation The policy aimed to stimulate the sale and penetration of end user devices.

16 Government s Initiatives Broadband included in the mandate of USF - USF Broadband Program Laying of Optic Fibre cable to Tehsil Headquarters Auction of Spectrum for Next Generation Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G Services) Future auction on spectrum slots, one each in 850 MHz band and 1800 MHz band Establishment of Telecentres for broadband uptake across the country

17 USF Broadband Program Aimed at improving broadband penetration in those 2nd/3rd tier urban areas which are unserved from the Broadband perspective Salient Features: Educational Broadband Centres (EBCs) are being established in higher secondary schools and colleges with Broadband. Community Broadband Centres (CBCs) are being established for people who cannot afford computers.

18 Next Generation Mobile Broadband Spectrum for Next Generation Mobile Broadband Services (3G/4G) Auctioned in April 2014 Salient Features: 3 licenses for 3G Mobile Services 1 license for 4 G Mobile Services Provision of 3G / 4G Services included in the USF mandated areas

19 Vision for Next Policy Cycle Facilitation and promotion of network roll out Ensuring availability of spectrum Ensuring suitable backhaul arrangements Promotion of competition in retail services Development of regulatory framework for VoIP Provision of Wi-Fi hot spots Facilitation of content sector and development of content

20 http//moitt.gov.pk

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