Reportedly, government is expecting over 40,000 long march participants in Islamabad on July 13th 2008, who are fighting for the restoration of judiciary. These numbers may double or even cross the 100,000 mark.
Hence, inhabitants of Islamabad along with the long march participants may face busy networks for their cellular communication. Specifically the Red Zone area in Islamabad will be under high communication pressure.
Cellular networks in Pakistan does not support this much high number of cell phones registered to a single BTS. Hence, get ready for some communication losses while you are on the way. However, we don’t have any authentic plan, but voice and data communication will be monitored as well to avoid any security breach. We know that interior ministry can intercept voice calls of any telecom subscriber in Pakistan
Nokia Networks rolled out specifically designed network for Makkah, Saudi Arabia to tackle high volume traffic during Hajj. Similarly, few soccer grounds in Europe are also equipped to manage huge volume voice and data traffic.