Broadband Rates in AJK Vs Rest of Pakistan

Broadband rates in Pakistan have dropped down enormously – even we compared Pakistan as one of most inexpensive broadband providers in the world. We also reported about 1 MB link in Rs. 300 for certain areas of the country.

Unfortunately, there is a divide that we are going through. Very low broadband rates throughout Pakistan are yet to reach Azad Jammu and Kashmir. SCO, the only internet service provider is offering pretty high rates that go beyond the affordability level of a common person.

We won’t talk about 1 MB link, which is as high as Rs. 50,000, let’s discuss this 512 KB broadband and that too the shared one is being offered for Rs. 3,999.

Rest can be seen through following chart.

SCO

Deregulation is maybe the answer to this? What you say?

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


  • Aftab

    I myself from Azad Kashmir, this is the monopoly of SCO offering high rates also SCO is not letting any other company to invest in Azad Kashmir. Previously SCO was not letting any other cell phone company to invest in Azad Kashmir but thing changed after earthquake. SCO’s cellular company SCOM offers pretty high call rates especially for international calls our government can’t do any action just because SCO is controlled by army.

    • saad malik

      hi
      AJK needs another earth quake jolt to let ptcl and wateen to invest in AJK… lolz … sco monopoly have to end there.

  • Bilal

    1MB 50,000 OMG.

    • ab

      bro do u know what CIR and shared
      means ? then say OMG

  • Goldenshakehand

    There are 7 wonders in world …

    But in pakistan there are wonders in streets.

    • Raja

      If the Goverment of PPP(Zardari) pakistan will be Top bagger in the world,not wonder

  • Ozair

    Well another thing mentioned here is a student package which they say hasnt been launched yet . wonder when will ptc will take over :(

  • Naeem

    i am from dadyal chattroh i need PTCL and Wateen in there so i can get fast and cheap internet

  • Muhammad Ali

    itna difference

  • Savvy

    Very sad indeed.. I feel bad for them , the rates are not just high they are disgusting,,!!!!!!!

  • asad

    sco should be sued for this :x
    they are bunch of robbers

  • omerfarooq

    Why SCO isn’t allowing any other company to invest in there? Why is AJK Government is quite over not letting any other teleco come there?
    Also, does AJK come under control of PTA?

  • faiz

    yar bhai jan samajh mein nahi aaya ye issue!

  • faiz

    yar samajh mein nahi aaeee baat plz simple language use karein thank u

  • Zeus

    I am from Bhimber Azad Kashmir. I personally know a person in my area who paid high for getting a broadband line for his cafe. He had paid monthly fee and now he is buried to the neck in debts.
    I can see an office of PTCL in my area. Just office. :-( They are selling evo broadband devices while there is no coverage for evo and the device is working on 1x speed. Again fooling us.
    While the closest big city to Bhimber, Kotla (in pakistan) is finally getting broadband service, hope we too get it soon.
    Thanks to propakistani for covering this topic.

  • It seems that AJK is not a part of Pakistan. This is one of few example of discrimination.

  • Khalid

    Hi All,
    I dont Agree with Zues as Ptcl is offering its Evo service in Bhimber from last 4 months.
    I am a bussiness man and internet user using Vfone and Evo for last one year in AJK .Ptcl is offering Their products Like Evo broadband and Vfone from September 2008 ,
    For People in Ajk ,I am sharing some info about Ptcl Evo coverage Which i think will be helpful for them to quit highly paid Sco service.

    City : Ptcl Offers
    Mirpur : Evo ,Vfone
    BHimber : Evo ,Vfone
    Branala : Evo ,Vfone
    Islamgarh: Vfone
    Chakswari : Vfone
    Chiterpari : Vfone
    Dadyal : Vfone ,Evo
    Ratta(Dadyal): Vfone ,Evo
    Gulpur : Vfone
    Kotli : Evo,Vfone
    Sehnsa: Vfone
    Charhoi : Vfone ,Evo
    Pulandri : Vfone ,Evo
    Rawalakot : Vfone
    Kali nari,banjosa : Vfone
    Muzzafarabad: Vfone : Evo

    For further info about franchises in Ajk pls visit :
    http://www.ptcl.com.pk/supportc.php?NID=210

    Any way what i’ve observed after Ptcl Sco is no more able to make fool of People.

    Regards
    Khalid Minhas

  • Mohsin Iqbal

    City : Ptcl Offers
    Mirpur : Evo ,Vfone
    BHimber : Evo ,Vfone
    Branala : Evo ,Vfone
    Islamgarh: Vfone
    Chakswari : Vfone
    Chiterpari : Vfone
    Dadyal : Vfone ,Evo
    Ratta(Dadyal): Vfone ,Evo
    Gulpur : Vfone
    Kotli : Evo,Vfone
    Sehnsa: Vfone
    Charhoi : Vfone ,Evo
    Pulandri : Vfone ,Evo
    Rawalakot : Vfone
    Kali nari,banjosa : Vfone
    Muzzafarabad: Vfone : Evo

    For further info about franchises in Ajk pls visit :
    http://www.ptcl.com.pk/supportc.php?NID=210

  • Masoom Tufail Islamgrah

    mohsin iqbal sahab
    yaad hai jab aap as a franchise manager @ ptcl office logon say 4000 ki bajaye 10000 mein connection sale kartay thay

    kya is kay baray mein bhi story cover na ki jai .

  • Mohsin Iqbal

    Dear Masoom,
    I think Ptcl has revised its rates several times ,so keep urself updated,and BTW i was not a manager over their :).

    enjoy and chill

  • Aftab

    I think PTCL should take over SCO why we all kashmiris are victim of SCO which is owned by Pakistan Army. Or other option is SCO should be in control of Govt of AJK not controlled by army.

  • sadi

    is evo broadband coverge is available in bhimber? if yes whats its speed?plez tell me

    • Awais

      3rd clas speed ha Evo ki kabi toh broadband ki trah chale … 1 mb muskl sa hi kabi kabi galti sa ajati ha . warna 11 to 20 KBPS download average speed ha ….!! Dsl is the BEst ..!

  • Khalid

    bhimber is getting 3.1 mb while industrial area bhimber is on 153kbps.

  • hussain

    SCO wale bahut bare faradiyeh hain. Jab Pakistan main mobile operators 300/400 main sim de rahe the tu yeh 3000/4000 main de rahe they. Land line ka yeh haal k in ko total revenue chahey jiss ko sub per distribute kerte hein qata-e-nazr k istamaall kia hey yahi kitne minutes ki call ki gai hain. hakoomat tu itni mazoor hey k iss list main langri, behri, andi down the list na jane owr kia kia hey

  • atif nehmood

    yes,unfortunately ,the broadband rates in G-B are the same as in AJK.its offended matter that is plunder of SCO with the users of ajk/gb since 25 years.now its time for being modernize and let the wateen and ptcl to invest in these areas.

  • Sheheryar

    well… the reasons are complicated… actually AJK government is a puppet government in the name of the 1948 and 1999 Treaties!!….and the whole world thinks that AJK is a separate state having separate and independant government with assistance from pakistan…
    so in the name of this drama they charge extra liscense fees from telecom operators which they are liable to pay other wise no deal!!..
    thats y wateen and ptcl arent coming here!!…

  • shabab(mirpur a.k)

    yar mein aik kashmiri hon aur kashmir hamesha se pakistan ka hissa raha hai aur inshAllah rahega but ye jo sco k karname hain isse humein nei lagta k wo humko pakistan ka hissa samjhte hain warna jammu kashmir mein isse kain zyada achi services farham ki ja rai hain india ki taraf se…

  • Janu

    I agree with you all people, well there is famous quote in Urdu”door kay dhool suhanay”. Well if you DSL service vary with distance and quality of copper wire. PTCL in Pakistan is announcing very eye catching packages however they seldom provide these packages to the subs. As beofre installation they condition your telephone and in most cases they say we can’t provide you high level broadband.PTCL not coming to ajk tu Bhai mark my words they won’t come as they are typical buisness organization and they invest their is market. Yar KFC Mac tu Ajk atta nahi PTCL ayegaa…So enjoy what you have….bye

  • Ashfaq

    SCO walun ne apni marzi k rates banaye hain. jab k aaj dunya main sab se sasti cheez internet hai.

  • naeem

    rate kam kro

  • Ummar Hussain

    Well well well now check dsl rates of Sco broadband cheaper than ptcl unlimited packages 1 2 & 3mb in 1200 1499 & 2000 respectively and 8mb 8gb in1000. Ptcl evo sucks here I am from kotli azad kashmir. Ptcl always sucks rest of Pakistan