Pakistan Telecommunication Authority today announced that it has developed coverage maps for Broadband, Cellular, Fixed line and Wireless local loop services for Pakistan.
Federal Secretary for Information Technology and Telecom Mr. Saeed Ahmad Khan inaugurated the application that will enable general public, telecom operators and investors, to view availability of telecom services coverage all across Pakistan.
PTA says that this is a fully interactive application allowing users to zoom in and dynamically plot the coverage of telecom services in graphical format. This application gives the flexibility to select any one of the telecom service like GSM, DSL, EVDO.
Similarly user can view coverage of particular operator in particular city through the coverage map.
For instance, look at following map, the green dots show the cities/towns where cellular service is available. You can select the technology or an operator to narrow down your search.
We have observed couple of issues with the maps, and the corresponding data, for instance have a look at following map for WiMAX coverage in Islamabad. It says that Wateen and wi-tribe are only operators operating in Islamabad, but that’s not the case. Qubee is also serving its WiMAX products in Islamabad.
Nevertheless, it is a good effort by PTA and service is going to help end-users at large.
You can view the coverage maps by visiting this link: http://www.pta.gov.pk/digitalmaps/digitalmaps.php