Broadband QoS Survey 2011 Results Unveiled

As we earlier reported, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority had conducted this Quality of Service survey for wireless and wireline broadband operators throughout the country during third and fourth quarter of 2011.

Authority has now made the survey results public, which we are presenting for our readers.

Performance Indicators:

During Quality of Service (QoS) survey PTA considered following indicators:

  • Service Availability,
  • Download and Upload bandwidth Speed,
  • Round-Trip Time (RTT)
  • Retain-ability.

Broadband Service Availability indicates the number of times PTA was able to successfully access the broadband services. The bandwidth speed is the measure of how much data a
subscriber can receive or send to the maximum for different tariffs. RTT is the time taken for the data packet to reach a particular destination and return.

Retain-ability is measure of how much time a connection remained connected during the period of 60 minutes.

PTA said that it graded each QoS parameter into Grade A, B, C, D and E based on the
percentage of score obtained during the measurement.

512 Kbps Packages:

For 512Kbps broadband package of wireless broadband service providers, Wateen Telecom has been placed in Category-A in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Quetta and Category-B in Peshawar.

Similarly Wi-Tribe in Karachi and Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Qubee in Lahore and Rawalpindi and WorldCall in Lahore are placed in Category-A. Qubee and WorldCall in Karachi and Wi-Tribe in Lahore are placed at Category-B.

Similarly for 512Kbps broadband package of wireline broadband service providers, Cyber Net was placed in Category-A in Karachi, Rawalpindi/Islamabad and Quetta whereas in Category-B in Lahore and Peshawar. MicroNet (NayaTel) in Category-A in Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

1 Mbps Packages

For 1Mbps broadband package of wireless broadband service providers, Wateen Telecom has been placed in Category-A in Lahore and Rawalpindi/Islamabad and Category-B in Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.

Similarly Qubee and WorldCall are in Category-A at Lahore and Category-B at Karachi and Wi-Tribe is in Category-B at Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

Similarly for 1Mbps broadband package of wireline broadband service providers, PTCL has been placed in Category-A in Lahore, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta and in Category-B in Karachi.

LinkDotNet has obtained Category-A in Rawalpindi/Islamabad and Quetta and in Lahore in Category-C. Whereas, MicroNet has been placed in Category-A in Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

Wireless Broadband Operators:

Check below the detailed table with scores for all wireless operators in different cities:

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Following is the overall standing of wireless operators; this table doesn’t indicate the ranks, rather shows the rating of operators in number of cities where service was surveyed.

For instance, Wateen was tested in 10 cities, out of which it scored A in 6 cities while Grade B in 4 cities.

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Wire-line Operators:

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


  • hi,

    there is any data for how many users of Broadband and what are the market share via DSL providers?

  • XXXX

    Woowwwwwwwwwww…. Wateen rising to the horizon.. Excellent going Wateen!!!

  • atif

    excellent turn around by Wateen… from bottom coming right to top is amazing.

  • Yasir

    What is Cubex, Satcom, Ebone, Fiber Link ?
    MultiNet is for High End commercial users only.

    I guess Connect and Fariya are cable networks.

    LinkDotNet and PTCL are the only DSL providers in Karachi I assume.

  • Muhammad Anas

    What is this??

    No one is in category A for 1Mbps in Karachi?????????????????

  • Aleena

    WATEEN is working great !! its giving 1.5 mb speed on 1 mb connection and unlimited too plus 500 free minutes to uk usa canada future is wateen its even better thAN PEETCL

  • Kamran Mahmood

    Its still not on PTA Web Site ………..

    • Aleena

      check again man its official and on PTA website

  • Ahsan

    Wateen was and is the best ISP in terms of upload download speeds and reliability.

  • Abbasi

    In my test in i-10-1 Islamabad (gali 78 & 79) Wi-tribe in class D(dead service)and Qubee in class B(bed service).

  • this is bull shit. the peshawar dsl ratings are completely off. in peshawar ptcl sucks more than any dsl connection. hands down. no doubt. i can provide more than a million users dissatisfied of ptcl right now. they are a bunch of sly idiots. they take complaints and resolve them for 1 day , only to have the same problem the next day. Someone should write this on a Big ad Board in peshawar. PTCL SUCKS do NOT use it if u dont want to make ur life a living hell. btw i am a ptcl user.