Pakistan Telecommunications 

For information on Pakistan Telecommunications Contact details, please see the following link:

4.5 Pakistan Additional Service Provision Contact List

Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

(Yes / No)

Yes

 

Does it allow international calls?

(Yes / No)

Yes

On average, number and length of downtime periods

Depending upon the problem, but Telecom structure is one of the best in world

Mobile phone providers (List)

Mobilink, U-Fone, Telenor, Zong, Warid

Estimated availability and coverage

(Approximate percentage of national coverage)

All over Pakistan, approx 95% COverage
Procedure to obtain subscriptionPassport Copy, CNIC

Telecommunication Regulation

The Pakistan Telecommunication Ordinance 1994, established the primary regulatory framework for the telecommunication industry including the establishment of an authority. Thereafter, Telecommunication (Re-Organization) Act no XVII was promulgated in 1996 that aimed to reorganize the telecom sector of Pakistan. Under Telecom Reorganization Act 1996, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was established to regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance of telecommunication systems, and the provision of telecom services.

PTA has its headquarters at Islamabad and zonal offices located at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi and Muzaffarabad.

PTA's functions include:

Rights of licensees are duly protected;


Regulations

Regulations on usage or import of:

Yes / No

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

PTA

HF Radio

Yes

PTA

UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile

Yes

PTA

UHF/VHF repeaters

Yes

PTA

GPS

Yes

PTA

VSAT

Yes

PTA

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required
n/a
Frequency Licenses Required
n/a

For information on Pakistan Nationwide dialing codes, please see the following document: 

Pakistan - Nationwide dialing codes