StormFiber Launches Its FTTH Internet Services in Peshawar

There has been a strong wave of digitization spreading globally. Consumers from all across the world, are shifting from copper based to fiber based internet connectivity, a medium that offers faster, reliable speeds that fulfill their appetite of reliability and scalability. This brings the idea of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) internet services to the forefront.

In Pakistan, recent statistics by PTA reveal that the broadband penetration rate is rather low, with just 51.8 million subscribers (25.58% of the population) taking advantage of it. Furthermore only 0.11% (58,688) of these subscribers are using FTTH services so far. There’s no doubt that Pakistani consumers need a reliable FTTH service provider that they can count on.

A high-speed internet infrastructure, backed by FTTH, is the need of the hour in Pakistan, because of these reasons:

  • For Pakistan’s budding startup and entrepreneurial culture to flourish,
  • for promoting financial inclusion initiatives in all corners of the country,
  • for powering the next-generation of social development tools that can make a huge difference in people’s lives.

Enter StormFiber

StormFiber is a leading provider of high-speed uninterrupted FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) internet services in Karachi, Lahore, and Faisalabad. It offers premium Triple Play Services (Internet, TV & Phone) backed by Fiber Optics.  After expanding its coverage in three major cities, the ISP finally launched its services in Peshawar, KPK.

StormFiber recently held an event, signaling the arrival of its triple play services in Peshawar, which include internet, TV, and phone services with every package.

StormFiber believes that its expansion to KPK’s provincial capital can help it power the next startups and services given the province’s focus on empowering entrepreneurs and startups at the local level.

The company is hoping to bridge the gaps between the citizens of Pakistan and the rest of the world through the provision of high-speed and high-quality internet services that are unmatched in this part of the world. To accomplish this, StormFiber will be delivering consistent internet services, along with HD television and crystal-clear voice services, to enhance the lifestyle of the end customers.

Currently StormFiber is bringing its services to these key areas in Peshawar, with many more areas under development and to be announced at a later date:

  • Peshawar Cantt
  • University town
  • Shami colony
  • Gulbahar
  • Hayatabad Phase 5

As for packages, StormFiber is offering the following plans, complete with voice, TV and internet services:

  • 10 Mbps
  • 20 Mbps
  • 30 Mbps

StormFiber is among the fastest growing private ISP networks of Pakistan with its services currently online in 4 cities i.e. Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, and now Peshawar. The company is planning to bring its services to other major Pakistani cities as well.

StormFiber Launch Event in Peshawar

Qaiser Alam, Secretary Information and Public Relations, KP attended the launch event of StormFiber held on March 9, 2018 at Pearl Continental, Peshawar. Mr. Alam was joined by Managing Director StormFiber Fawad Yousuf Laher, Chief Executive Officer Cyber Internet Services Pvt. Ltd  Danish A.Lakhani & Chief Operating Officer Maroof Ali Shahani.

Peshawar, March 9, 2018: StormFiber, Pakistan’s premium internet, TV and telephone services provider, formally launched its services in the city of Peshawar on Friday. Present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were (left to right) MD StormFiber Mr. Fawad Yousuf Laher, RGM PEMRA Mr. Rahat Ali, Secretary Information & PR KP Mr. Qaiser Alam, CEO of Cybernet Mr. Danish Ali Lakhani, Assistant Commissioner (UT) Mughees Sana Ullah and COO of Cybernet Mr. Maroof Ali Shahani.

 

Mr. Alam commended StormFiber’s efforts to empower the people of Pakistan with its internet services. He stressed the need for such services to be deployed nationwide and highlighted the benefits high speed internet brings with it to every business and economic field consequently, contributing to the betterment of the economy of Pakistan.

CEO Cybernet, Mr. Danish A. Lakhani, shared his insights on the unreasonably high regulatory duties that have been levied on the import of fiber optic cables in Pakistan.

He observed that the 20% additional RD introduced in late 2017 is on top of existing 20% customs duty, 17% sales tax, 3% Advance Tax and 5.5% income tax. The net impact on the import of fiber optic cable, given that this is an extremely heavy item and costly to transport, is well over 100%.

Mr. Lakhani further stated that high duties will make many broadband projects in KPK and other provinces simply unviable. He advised the provincial government to work with the Federal Government to reduce these oppressive duties – and instead of short term revenue gains, come up with a long-term vision to increase fiber based broadband penetration across Pakistan which stands at an abysmally low 0.11%.

He appreciated how StormFiber has been welcomed in KP and assured the company’s support and cooperation with the government at all levels for the development of the IT sector in KP.

StormFiber MD, Fawad Yousuf Laher said:

“We are extremely proud of launching our services in the city of Peshawar. Peshawar has made phenomenal strides in its growth of becoming a modern bustling city. Launching here was the logical step which is consequently in line with our vision to connect the people of Pakistan with the outside world.”

He further stated that,

“StormFiber not only seeks to provide internet services, but raises the bar by giving people access to high speed internet along with superior entertainment services using its robust and reliable FTTH network.”

 


  • Raza

    Storm Fiber must cover more areas in a city before launching in new cities. So far only posh areas of cities are covered no one thinking of facilitating middle class.

    • Abu Zaid

      Same with Nayatel and PTCL. I had an argument with PTCL the other day, they are charging same Line Rent whether someone lives in F10 or G6. But when it comes to the service and facilities, the difference is as if G6 is getting Internet for free….

  • Ammar

    Meanwhile the capital of Pakistan is stuck with the absolutely rip-off prices of Nayatel.

    • Muhammad Abrar Ali

      they are providing you Fiber not Copper so Nayatel is Too Good in Offers and Packages better than many others

      • Ammar

        StormFiber is also FTTH!

        • Muhammad Abrar Ali

          I didntsaid k Copper hai

          i was talking about PEEETTTTTCEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLL

          LOL:)

  • hahah

    finally no more monopoly of PTCL in peshawar

    • Muhammad Abrar Ali

      Yup and PTCL is now Going to the End

      :p

      agr unho ne Rs 1000 me koi Package na dia

      • How can it be going to end? Aren’t these small ISPs renting PTCL’s lines? Also these small ISP’s will not reach all over the country at least for a decade where PTCL’s copper lines are working.

        • Muhammad Abrar Ali

          These not renting 1st
          2nd they are indepent
          3rd agree for a Decade but Der aao Best aao

          :D

  • Atif Sarwar Malik

    Ptcl’s ftth is also good and offer very affordable rates.

  • Atif Sarwar Malik

    StormFiber needs to expand quickly and offer bigger packages of upto 100mbps too.

  • Haroon Rashid

    Compliments to StormFiber, Cybernet, and other Broadband service providers in Pakistan. The capacity building is the milestone, which StormFiber is struggling. In agreemen to the fact on taxation on internet, broadband which is provincial, and Federal in terms of Customs Duty. We have many references which we can refer to abolition of taxes on broadband, iin Pakistan, which otherwise may possibly lead the world for looking towards as a “laughing stock.”. The Government already knows and may possibly face challenges from WTO, Geneva and other multilateral agencies for reciprocal taxes on the exports of Pakistani products, which may be fatal. I request the honorable Federal Minister to please review and consider comletely abolition, and comlete waiver of all taxes on interneet.
    With best wishes