Brief History Timeline Of Internet In Pakistan

History of Internet in Pakistan is having Imran-Net as the founder when first dial-up email service was introduced. 1992-93 this dial-up email service gave an idea to People of Pakistan that how to collaborate using the Internet. With the passage of time internet is now available in almost every home, even in towns of Pakistan.

Now TW1 and PTCL are main backbones of Internet in Pakistan and Pakistan is also getting internet from China.

Timeline of Internet in Pakistan

ImranNet introduced first dial-up email services from Lahore.

1992-1993

1993

SDNPK launched dialup email services from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Digicom launched online dialup services in Karachi using a direct satellite SCPC backbone link of 64 kbps.

1995

1995

Paknet, a subsidiary of state owned incumbent, PTCL, started dialup text based Internet services in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) established.

1996

1996

Cost of dialup Internet @ Rs. 100 per hour

1996

Paknet started offering dialup graphics based Internet, speed 14.4 to 28.8 kbps in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

COMSATS launched ISP in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, speed 28.8 kbps

1996

Cybernet started services in Karachi

1997

1997

Dialup Speed moved to 33.6 kbps

Dialup Speed moved to 56 kbps

1998

1998

Internet calls were exempted from multi-metering by the Government

First broadband, DSL launched by Micronet Broadband

2001

2006

Transworld Associates launched Pakistan’s first alternate submarine cable linking Karachi to UAE

First FTTH launched in Islamabad by Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd

2006

2007

First WiMax services launched by Wateen Telecom followed by WiTribe and Qbee

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