Pakistan has been listed amongst the highest ten nations with the most important share of web customers in Asia 2020 in accordance with a report revealed by Statista.
The geographic evaluation of the viewers confirmed that China accounted for 37.1 per cent of web customers in Asia as of Might 2020, adopted by India with 24.3 per cent. Pakistan got here in at sixth place on the chart with 3.1 per cent web customers.
Pakistan to get 5G by 2022-23
The spike might be attributed to elevated on-line actions by instructional establishments and companies and, ‘work from home’ coverage adopted by people and organisations, in accordance with a Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) press launch.
“This is the highest surge we have seen ever. Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, TikTok, and Netflix are the most popular social media apps being used during these days, and most of the trends on social media apps are related to Covid-19 developments and initiatives taken by the government in this regard,” PTA spokesperson Khurram Mehran stated.
Why half the world isn’t on-line? Bringing high-speed web to Pakistan by 2023
Pakistan has additionally kick-started its journey to take advantage of superior 5G web commercially out there to shoppers in 2022-23, which might speed up the obtain pace 10 occasions to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and widen financial actions considerably within the nation.
Nonetheless, regardless of the rising variety of web customers and demand for high-speed web, there may be nonetheless an enormous hole between the city and rural areas in Pakistan and their entry to the web resulting from which there’s low accessibility to work alternatives and world outreach in these areas; leading to sluggish socio-economic growth.
Girls’s entry to the web additionally stays an ideal problem within the nation in accordance with a brand new examine performed by Media Issues for Democracy (MMfD) titled “Women Disconnected: Feminist Case Studies on the Gender Digital Divide Amidst Covid-19” which reveals that six in ten ladies in Pakistan face restrictions from their households when utilizing the web.