Thursday, August 12, 2004

Pakistan's First Wireless Broadband Service

NetSol Technologies, Inc: "a developer of proprietary software applications and provider of information technology services, today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, NetSol-Akhter, has substantially completed the roll out of it wireless broadband infrastructure in Karachi, Pakistan.
The company plans to offer wireless broadband services for domestic and corporate customers at speeds up to 512KB per second for 1GB of data beginning at Rs. 500 (approximately $8.60 U.S.) per month with a maximum speed of up to 2MBs per second costing Rs. 20,000 (approximately $344.25 U. S.) per month for 32GBs of data. The wireless broadband sector in Pakistan is estimated at over $100 million. "


Kamran said...

Quite expensive for home users :( 1 GB will fly away quickly at 512 KB/sec

Salman Siddiqui said...

Actually it would have quite reasonable if it were only for 500 rupees but on checking up on the guys @ Netsol the other I found out there was a catch. According to their Buisness Development Manager Zulfiqar, along with the 500 rupees per month, the domestic users would have to pay 7000 rupees as installation charges(non-refundable) and 5000 rupees as security deposit (refundable). So yeah, I agree it's really quite expensive.

Zunaira said...

I wonder what Telecard is offering? Starting to give up on the future of dial-up in this country..