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3G, 4G services in Pakistan not up to global standard: PTA

04:33 PM | 13 Oct, 2015
3G, 4G services in Pakistan not up to global standard: PTA
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has said that 3G and 4G services being provided by cellular companies in Pakistan are not up to global standard, adding that service provider companies are showing their commitment towards improvement.

In the first ever Quality of Service (QoS) survey results for 2G, 3G and 4G services, since auction of 3G and $G spectrum last year, Mobilink remained the best 3G service provider with an average download speeds of 4.04 Mbps and average upload speeds of 3.17 Mbps.

Zong, the China Mobile Pakistan, was listed second with average download speed of 3.66 Mbps and average upload speed of 2.93 Mbps in different parts of Pakistan. Telenor registered itself at number three with average download speeds of 2.22 Mbps and average upload speeds of 1 Mbps.

The government owned Ufone remained the worst 3G service provider in Pakistan with average download speeds of 1.27 Mbps and average upload speeds of 1 Mbps.

China Mobile Pakistan, Zong remained second with average download speed of 3.66 Mbps and average upload speed of 2.93 Mbps across various cities of the country. Moreover, Telenorregistered average download speeds of 2.22 Mbps and average upload speeds of 1 Mbps while Ufone’s average download speed stood at 1.27 Mbps and average upload speeds of 1 Mbps. The results further revealed that clearly 10Mhz blocks of 3G spectrum helped Zong and Mobilinkto offer better 3G speeds to consumers.

The survey further revealed that 4G service of Zong has  9.4 Mbps average download speed and 6.1 Mbps of average download speeds while other 4G service provider Warid has 5.95 Mbps of average download speeds and 2.9 Mbps of average upload speeds for its 4G LTE services.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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