In South Asia, Pakistan has the second-highest average mobile broadband speed.
Pakistan has the second-highest average mobile broadband speed in the region according to a PTA document.
Compared with other countries in the region Pakistan has an average mobile broadband download speed of 20.84 Mbps.
In India, the average mobile broadband download speed is 19.57 Mbps while in Bangladesh it is 16.33 Mbps.Sri Lanka leads the South Asian region with an average mobile broadband download speed of 20.90 Mbps.
Nepal’s average download speed is 20.60 Mbps, slightly lower than Pakistan’s.
It also claims that 1 GB data cost in Pakistan has further decreased to 0.58% of gross national income per capita well below the UN Broadband commission’s recommendation.
In its performance agreement with the Prime Minister’s Office, the PTA set a target of 51% broadband penetration by June 2022 and 55% by June 2023. The authority achieved 55% broadband penetration in July 2022.
80% broadband penetration is targeted by 2025 and 90% broadband penetration by 2030, respectively, according to the National Broadband Policy 2021. In addition to achieving a broadband speed of more than 30 Mbps by 2025, this policy also aims to reduce the average price per gigabyte by 50%.
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