These ISPs Offer the Fastest Internet in Pakistan

The introduction of 3G/4G in Pakistan has helped bring the wonders of the internet to millions of people.

However, mobile internet tends to be on the expensive side and if you belong to a household with multiple internet users, you know that lots of video streaming happens, and even several gigabytes are downloaded daily. This makes mobile internet prohibitively expensive. It’s also a major reason why people still use broadband connections.

Why Broadband Internet is Preferred

Broadband or fixed household connections usually bring the added benefit of unlimited downloads and stable download speeds. Before 3G/4G, it used to be our only pathway to internet connectivity but since then it’s a relatively slower means of internet access.

Now that mobile internet is so fast, home broadband connections are also required to offer higher download speeds along with traditional unlimited download caps.

ProPakistani has compiled a list of broadband service providers which provide the fastest internet speeds in Pakistan. Take a look at the best option for you depending on your area.

Note: The list only includes ISPs which offer a download limit of at least 50GB per month. ISPs are mentioned based on their fastest internet package regardless of any limitations due to area, variations in actual speed or any other factors.

Fiberlink

Offering fiber optic broadband services in area of Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore and Faisalabad, Fiberlink claims to be the fastest ISP in Pakistan.

Fiberlink offers speeds of up to 200mbps to household users. Starting at Rs. 1,500 for 12mbps, customers get to choose from several packages including 20mbps (Rs. 2,000), 40mbps (Rs. 2,500), 100mbps (Rs. 4,000), 150mbps (Rs. 4,500) and 200mbps (Rs. 4,800).

That’s not all, the speed doubles during the night (2:30AM to 9:00AM), even for the 200mbps package. Those who pay for the whole year upfront also get additional discounts on the monthly bill.

More details can be viewed at the company’s website.

PTCL

PTCL is the largest internet service provider in Pakistan and is by far the most accessible and most used one in the list. The semi-government company has a strong fiber backbone including its own undersea cables.

The company relies on its dated copper network to provide one of the fastest internet connections in the country. It relies on multiple lines but is able to offer speeds of up to 100mbps to the average consumer.

Customers get to choose from 20mbps, 30mbps, 50mbps and 100mbps for a price between Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 20,000 plus taxes.

PTCL also offers free PTCL Smart TV (and Smart TV App), free unlimited on-net calls and access to its multimedia repository.

PTCL CharJi mobile broadband devices are also good options for users as they come with theoretical speeds of up to 36mbps and unlimited bandwidth.

Optix

Optix aims to offer its “next generation superfast fiber services” across the country and currently offers fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) to households in Lahore and Karachi.

Customers get to choose between single play and triple play packages (TV, Phone, Internet) starting at 2mbps (Rs. 1,350 for single play, Rs. 1,850 for triple play) and go all the way up to 60mbps (Rs. 6,599 for single play, Rs. 6,899 for triple play).

Prices vary accordingly and can be viewed at the company’s website here.

StormFiber

StormFiber claims to be Pakistan’s most reliable fiber backed home broadband service provider in Pakistan. Customers certainly seem to back the company’s claims but that’s not something we can judge right now.

The Cybernet subsidiary currently offers its home based services in select areas of Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad. Customers get to choose between broadband speeds of 10mbps (Rs. 1,999), 20mbps (Rs. 2,999) and 30mbps (Rs. 3,999).

Stormfiber users also get access to telephony and HD TV services complementing the fiber back broadband packages. More information is available here.

Nayatel

Nayatel is available in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad offering FTTH services to thousands of customers across these cities. The company is well known for its triple play packages and good support service.

Buyers get a standard download speed of 7mbps across all of its packages, which are generally accompanied by download caps during peak hours. During off-peak hours and weekends, users get unlimited downloads at higher speeds of up to 12mbps depending on the package.

The ISP also offers a separate 10mbps channels with unlimited YouTube streaming all day long. The triple play package includes standard telephony and SD or HD television. More details are available here.

WorldCall

Worldcall is an old player in the Pakistani ISP market, however, the company has now restricted its consumer services to just Lahore and Karachi.

Users get to choose from speeds of up to 10mbps at affordable rates. All connections make use of the company’s fiber optic network.

1mbps starts at Rs. 699 with unlimited downloads while the top package offers 10mbps for Rs 3,500 with free cable TV. Package details are available here.

Honorary Mention – Wi-Tribe

Wi-tribe offers wireless broadband solutions for residential customers. Until now, the company’s portfolio was limited to packages with top speeds of up to 5mbps. However, Wi-tribe has successfully tested LTE-A based connections which enable it to offer speeds of up to 200mbps.

The new faster packages are expected to become available very soon.

Which ISP are you using for home and office purposes? How satisfied are you with it? Sound off below.

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.


    • PTCL kafi achay pkgs deta hai DSL me
      or evo me bhi mery pas ek pkg hai 855 Rs monthly 20GB
      kafi acha guzara hota hai is per bhi

      zong walay mehngy hai kafi per speed achi hai

      regards
      03005885334

    • wateen is dead (atleast in the wireless internet market)!Qubee is dead(really dead!)! only wi-tribe remains. someone needs to file a petition against 14% advance tax on internet. It is literally killing affordable internet services in Pakistan.

  • I have used almost all of them and trust me they are good for nothing. Right now i can only trust 2 connections here in Karachi. StormFiber from Cybernet and Wateen Fiber to Home I am personally using wateen and it’s good almost 100% up time only faces issues when there is a fiber break. 1st Priority is StormFiber because of their packages but it’s not available in my area. Plus i am a gamer and it’s ping and latency which matter a lot and wateen is good from a gamer’s point of view.

  • Dear Writer of this article,

    You have completely forgotten PTCL’s new Transform packages or you didn’t even know about it.
    PTCL is offering Truly UNLIMITED volume 5 Mbps (1,999), 10 Mbps (2,499), 20 Mbps (2,999), 50 Mbps (3,999) and 100 Mbps (4,999) without any line rent and with
    . Free Freedom Unlimited
    · Free VAS Bundle
    · Free IPTV
    · Free OTT App
    · Free PGL
    · Free SmartLink Cable TV

    And customer can choose any available medium for these packages including ADSL, VDSL or GPON. Because ADSL doesn’t work beyond 20 Mbps.

    Following is the detail of packages and PTCL exchanges across country offering these packages. Faisalabad has 7 exchanges, Lahore 4, Karachi 3, Gujranwala 2, Islamabad (Baharia), Multan, Hyderabad and Peshawer 1 each.

    182.180.158.25/newtransformedpackages.html

  • I was expecting a chart or speed to pricing ratio but maybe next you guys will do it instead of throwing numbers in paragraphs like a primary school essay.

  • Using 10Mbps PTCL connection here in Multan for 2499. Speed is usually up to the mark but sometimes it also fails badly. Waiting for Fiberlink to provide their fiber services in Multan too.

    • when it goes down check your uploads….. because of limited upload speed when you choke those, your download gets down.

      • Don’t know why PTCL is still offering 1Mbps upload speed even on 10Mbps connection. I thought this barrier was limited upto 8 Mbps connection only!

        • :)this is a technological barrier (ADSL2+) cant go above 3 Mbps that too if optimum conditions and hampering download speed a bit.
          on PTCL infrastructure (copper cables with joints) they cant go above 1 Mbps. they have tested up to 3 Mbps few months back, don’t know what happened to that test. (they asked 8 Mbps and up to do beta test)

        • Call help line or chat online on PTCL website and ask them to change your medium from ADSL to VDSL (its free) if your connection is Fiber to copper instead of copper to copper and VDSL available to your PTCL cabinet. You will get more stable speed and 2.25 Mbps upload speed.

          • Zafar bhai mere pas ghar pe copper wire ari hai pole se lakin backend pe ONU hai, kia mein vdsl pe transform kar sakhta hoon? mere upload speed 1mb se kam hai aur dl 8 mb hai.

            • Pole se ghar tak copper hi aati hai. Backend cabinet tak fiber hoti hai. Agar aap k cabinet mein VDSL card installed hai to aap VDSL transform package pe convert karwa saktay ho. Otherwise ADSL pe hi transform 10 Mbps karwa lo. Charges 3400 including taxes.

          • Thanks for help! But I’ve contacted PTCL helpline and they are saying that VDSL is only available for regular broadband package like 8 Mbps for Rs 3025 and it’s not available for trnasform package!

  • Definitely biggest benefit of fixed line is its unlimited cap and unlimited downloads but as the 3G/4G revolutionized the way of people using the data, still many prefer wireless broadband that is also on the go, due to the fact you can carry it all along. People are so much habitual in using mobile phones that first thing they go in restaurants or at relatives they ask for WiFI passwords. Few ISPs mentioned above specially NayaTEL and FibreLink are giving exceptional services as with FibreLink they are dropping fibre at the last mile. Just outside their homes. With PTCL struggle with thier customer service if anyone want to go for fixedline go for FibreLink if you are in Lahore and NayaTel if you are in Islamabad.

    But preference is still wireless broadband as the leverage is its mobility. aand ZONG tops the best wireless broadband experience and customer service till date.

    • PTCL is like your family line. Without ptcl landline ? your home cannot complete and you feel disconnected with your family when you out of home.
      When every communication freezes and down in the country then only PTCL landline ? works. That’s the blessing of PTCL.
      Respect your country and respect your national assets.
      Your life will be in peace ?

      • Bhai theek ho? PTCL also faced downtimes and major downtimes at that. Ek cheez hi wse hi na chalay r uski respect kro? xD

  • Beside PTCL there is no option for people who live in small cities for unlimited internet, why FTTH is growing to slowly in Pakistan??

  • I’ve heard terrible things about FiberLink. Although it’s dirt cheap, I’ve heard horrible stories from people having no internet availability for months. On the other hand, StormFiber seems to be everyone’s favorite as it’s quite reliable, according to a lot of people on HalaatUpdates. Personally, I’ve used WorldCall and it has become the most useless ISP nowadays. I was done with it when we had 24 hour+ outages twice. Now I’m using a local ISP. As for PTCL, Connect, Fariya, and others, the situation literally depends on your area. In some areas it’s good, while in others it is not, so you have to ask your locals to decide on which one’s reliable in your area.
    The problem with StormFiber is their low coverage. I’m desperately waiting for them to expand into my area!

  • PTCL also offers free PTCL Smart TV (and Smart TV App), free unlimited on-net calls and access to its multimedia repository. where I can get free?

  • And none of these are available in Bahria Town, Lahore :) Thanks to monopoly between PTCL and Bahria Town management.

  • ptcl has updated its rates….
    i was using 12 Mbps for 4000 which this month have been updated to 20 Mbps for 3000.
    speed test always gets up to 16 / 17 but downloads gets upto 2.x Mbps

  • You should place PTCL at the bottom. They offer the most pathetic services with slow browsing and frequent disconnection. I am currently facing the same issue for the last 20 days. No one even bothered to contact me in this regard. The helpline is always there to offer a new lollipop every time you make a call on 1218. I am seriously thinking of switching to any other service. Can somebody suggest me any other reliable service for Gulistan-e-Jauhar Karachi?

    • Ji bhai I’m from johar blk2. 3 saal se ptcl BB use ker raha tha. Lykin achanak kisi ki nazar lag gai aur line mein pehle tu issues ane lage and then 2months se pori line hi drop ho gai. La tadaad complaints kerwa dein, johar exchange bhi gaya but line kisi ne theek na ki.
      Since johar mein koi fiber option tu hai nahi tu meine Telenor ka 4G lay liya hai. Filhaal tu zindagi mein sukoon hai. internet mein koi issue nahi hai bas naap naap ker net use kerna parta hai:) I’m desperately waiting for StormFiber or any other fiber connection.

  • I believe every one is speaking against PTCL due to bad customer services But trust me PTCL is the only one which is affordable and available.
    The packages they are providing have no match when it comes to data per month. It’s cheap and everyone using it.
    I can bet 90% of the people commenting on this post have PTCL connection at there home, the legacy of PTCL can’t be denied.
    Everybody complain and everyone use PTCL. Have to admit that there services are extremely improved In last one decade
    . If you talk about Zong 4G then no doubt it’s fastest and 3G of mobilink but the same time 80% of the customers cannot afford, it’s expensive and limited coverage across th country.
    Even People having zong 4G using very carefully and with on and off data mode.
    So the question is Whose most data consumed per month? I believe PTCL data is used the most per month.
    Secondly PTCL is national asset and even company in bad phase serving and providing the services. There is only minor management issues. Otherwise it’s a gold mine. #respectforptcl

  • PTCL is not a national asset!! stop fooling people on nationalism . PTCL is run by arabs from UAE (etisalat) and they are making so much profit from it. They even pay an arab engineer 10-20 salary they pay to local one. Similarly this Etisalat has invested more in India. They even didn’t paid 800 million dollars to Pakistan government and just paid kick backs to get the control of PTCL. I think government should take back PTCL from them as it is a national security threat.

    • You mean govt takeover PTCL and ended up like PIA and steel mill??
      The company survived because it was privatized
      Regarding $800m that that thanks to mr Musharaf who sold it on really bad terms, reason? He would be the only one who can explain.
      It’s 26% Etisalat rest is with GOvt, chairman board is Sec IT and three other members from govt also strength in Board.
      So how come Etisalat controlling 100%?get your facts straight and then comment.

      • No I didn’t said that ending it up like pia or steel mill. Better if it is offloaded on stock exchange for Pakistani investors only

    • Yes ROCKS with COST like big ROCK
      I have seen zong 4G users always looking for Wifi specially PTCL wifi to download there videos because mostly customer cannot afford ZOnG 4G for data usage all the time.
      #yarzaraptclwifikapasswordbatana

  • Only PTCL provides services across Pakistan, good or bad that’s another debate. rest of them don’t even cover a one single city or area for that matter. What’s the use of modem breaking speed if it 8is limited to few households only.

    • Article is about being the fastest ISP. No doubt PTCL provides service all across Pakistan but I’m pretty sure if another competitor enters that said region people would shift without batting their eyes.

      Let me rephrase, what’s the use of being available all over Pakistan if the speed you get is at snail’s pace or disconnections which we face everyday …

      Lucky are those guys who live in the areas in which SF, FL or any other FTTH service is running. Availability vs reliability I guess.

    • Plz launch ur service in Chapal Sun City kda scheme 33 near Kiran Hospital. Sarey ache services dha phase 6 se shuru hoti hain kiyon ke sarey arab patti log wahan rahte hain. Chapal Sun City mein dha p6 ke tara arab patti log toh nai lakin haan crorepati zaroor hain, aur pas mein he rizvia society phase 2 hai wahan be crorepati log rahte hain toh Stormfiber, fiberlink aur transworld associates ko is area mein ptcl ke monopoly katam karni chiye.

  • FiberLink Ki Customer Service Ghatia Tareen, Call Karo To Sahi se guide nae karta aur connection to bhool hi jao 3 months se pehle pehle tak

    • Because they have loads of orders and little to no staff to handle them so it takes time but it is worthwhile in the end.

      • well that is their problem to solve it as soon as possible to make provide customer service. customer yeh nae sunta k apke pass woh cheez hai k nae already bohat sary alternatives available, is tarah ik dafa customer to aja apke pass magar next time woh bhagega.

      • to provide better customer service. staff nae to staff hire karen aur kaam divide karen unhen. apni jagah rakh k dekhen customer kesa feel karta hai jab time provide kia jaye k itny time main cheez mil aur na mily.

  • All the services are providing with good customer service besides one the fiberlink baqwas tareen hai
    i have use zong the best one and charji is good and storm fiber is awesome but not available in my area.
    you should not mention fiberlink product banana ya service open koi muskhil nae uski management aur customer service sabse zaroori hai.

  • Connect Communication ko bhool gai aap.
    Me Use krta ho connect Orange Rs1300 me 4mbps (Upload Download both same) Truly Unlimited.

    Zyada Problem bhi nahi ati. Mahiney me ek do fault ajate hain.

    • DoDear Is Best : No Problem
      Bohat Se Logo Ko DoDear Ka PATA He Nahi Hai Q?K Pehly DoDear Her Net Pe Chalta Tha Ab Srif DoDEAR Customer He CHala Sakte hai : TO Bohat Se Log Samajh Rahe hai K DoDear Khatam Ho Gaya

    • connect to cable net hai. cable net se virus bohat atey hain aur hackers be bohat hote hain. mere dost ka rapidshare ka account hack kar liya tha. is liye ye sarey cablenet jitne be hai, city, connect, faariya, sab bakwas hai, in mein privacy nai hoti. aur utorrent ke port be block hoti hai.

  • Using PTCL since 2014.
    Started with 4 Mbps then 8 / 12 /16 and finally 20 Mbps.
    Treat to use.
    Good high speed. Unlimited downloads. Free TV. Free telephone.
    Only sometimes there’s an issue. Otherwise it’s always at promised speed.
    And now I am switching to 50 Mbps transform package. Soon in sha Allah

  • FiberLink is bunch of lairs and cheaters, applied connection in month of June, they took installation fee and advance fee of one month but still my connection is not deployed.
    Beware from FiberLink.


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