Pakistan is the worlds fastest growing IT industry.
Telephones – main lines in use: 3,982,800 (2003)
Telephones – mobile cellular: 2,624,800 (2003)
Telephone system: general assessment: the domestic system is mediocre, but improving; service is adequate for government and business use, in part because major businesses have established their own private systems; since 1988, the government has promoted investment in the national telecommunications system on a priority basis, significantly increasing network capacity; despite major improvements in trunk and urban systems, telecommunication services are still not readily available to the majority of the rural population domestic: microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, cellular, and satellite networks international: country code – 92; satellite earth stations – 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean); 3 operational international gateway exchanges (1 at Karachi and 2 at Islamabad); microwave radio relay to neighboring countries (1999)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 27, FM 1, shortwave 21 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 22 (plus seven low-power repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code: .pk
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
Internet users: 1.5 million (2002)
* Dialling Code – the international dialling code is +92.