How to Improve Internet infrastructure in Pakistan

Pakistan has been making efforts to improve its digital infrastructure and internet connectivity

Chairman WISPAP

3/1/20231 min read

Pakistan has been making efforts to improve its digital infrastructure and internet connectivity. Here are some steps being taken to improve internet infrastructure in Pakistan:

1. Installation of passive fiber infrastructure: The government is allowing installation of passive fiber infrastructure and we encourage them to get them in leasing out the fiber capacity to ISPs, which then provide digital access to consumers.

2. Investment in digital infrastructure: Investing in digital infrastructure to improve internet connectivity across the country. This includes the installation of new fibre optic cables, the expansion of 4G and 5G networks, and the deployment of satellite-based internet services like Elon Musk's Space X and other competitive agencies.

3. Promotion of digital literacy: Promoting digital literacy to increase awareness and usage of digital services among the population. This includes the provision of training programs, workshops, and seminars on digital skills and entrepreneurship.

4. Empowering digital infrastructure: Pakistan Internet Exchange is a project that aims to empower digital infrastructure and connectivity in Pakistan. It focuses on addressing the challenges associated with server infrastructure in Pakistan, such as ensuring reliable power supply, robust connectivity, and affordable hosting services.

5. Streamlining Right of Way (RoW) permits: The government is working to streamline the process of obtaining RoW permits from public and private authorities. This will help to reduce delays and costs associated with network expansion.r

In summary, Pakistani Authorities taking several steps to improve its digital infrastructure and internet connectivity. By investing in digital infrastructure, promoting digital literacy, and fostering a conducive environment for innovation, Pakistan can harness the power of the internet to drive economic growth and social development.