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.
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.
Paknet, a subsidiary of state owned incumbent, PTCL, started dialup text based Internet services in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) established.
Cost of dialup Internet @ Rs. 100 per hour
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
Cybernet started services in Karachi
Dialup Speed moved to 33.6 kbps
Dialup Speed moved to 56 kbps
Internet calls were exempted from multi-metering by the Government
First broadband, DSL launched by Micronet Broadband
Transworld Associates launched Pakistan’s first alternate submarine cable linking Karachi to UAE
First FTTH launched in Islamabad by Nayatel (Pvt) Ltd
First WiMax services launched by Wateen Telecom followed by WiTribe and Qbee