Pakistan is one of Fastest Growing Country for Telecom: UN Report

60% of the world’s citizens have access to mobile phones – that’s 4.1 billion cellular subscribers. This is according to a recently released UN report. Pakistan is mentioned as one of the fastest growing country for telecommunications.

It is concluded in the report that mobile phones help developing countries to improve their economy. That is a well established fact by now. However the more relevant question is how the governments can either support this growth or cause it to slowdown by

  • which do not help with foreign investment
  • and infrastructure issues.

of course political stability and lack of security is the overriding factor above all for economy.

Some developing countries, though, have moved up considerably in the Index over the five-year period, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China and Viet Nam. This is partly due to high mobile cellular growth, coupled with an increase in Internet users.

Both developed and developing countries have increased their ICT levels by more than 30 per cent over the five-year period, but developing countries are still lagging behind on ICT access and usage.

The Report also presents the latest, end-2008 figures for key ICT indicators. There has been a clear shift from fixed to mobile cellular telephony and by the end of 2008, there were over three times more mobile cellular subscriptions than fixed telephone lines globally. Two thirds of those are now in the developing world compared with less than half in 2002.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • kamran khan

    i think this is very good that pakistan is leading in this matter.now governement need some effort for the security of forighn investors

    • Zubair

      The people who think that no potential they can see in pakistan, this news will deifnitely give them an idea that this country has a great potential only thing require is to provide better security to foreign investors.

  • Inam Orakzai

    Long Live Pakistan! This is really a Good News.. & yeah! I agree with Kamran, Government should take agressive steps towards the Security matters..

  • Ali Yahweh

    I have read the report and i am not so suprised or fascinated as it only says among others china,S.arabia and pakistan has seen 30% Cellular subscription growth in last 5 year …so what! look at the population of our country ,we are one the top 10 highly populated countries in the world..

    Its just like China Mobile is the biggest Mobile company and its not an acheivment coz its directly linked with the population.

    We still living on hopes and small compliments… None of the telco in our country is Pakistani and all the revenue goes abroad so as the DATA of Mobile Users which is Alarming!

    We already Lost PTCL and others..:-(