Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

P & R Vol.2 Issue 8
Internet In Pakistan
Publication Year : 2021
Author: Hania Afzal

Pakistan currently has 184 million cellular subscribers and still growing. Last year in 2018-19 there were only 168 million subscribers. After the COVID-19 the potential number of subscribers have increased significantly. It is because of the certain incentives provided by the cellular companies amidst the pandemic. There are five major companies currently operating in Pakistan namely Zong, Jazz, Telenor, Ufone, and Warid. These companies provided their services at subsidized rates when Pakistan started transforming from a physical mode of work to digitalization or work from home due to the COVID19 attack in early March 2020.