Pakistan scores 1.14 and climbs three places from last year to rank 22nd among the 25 resource and efficiencydriven¹ economies on the Connectivity Scorecard 2011.
Pakistan’s overall performance mirrors its scores on most human development indices. The challenges that obstruct the country’s telecom growth are the same as the hurdles obstructing its socio-economic growth.
Pakistan has witnessed significant investments in the telecom sector, including those made by foreign players. However, its position in the bottom five group of countries belies the strides it has made in improving consumer access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services. In addition, its ICT performance is marred by several weaknesses and the country has a huge task at hand of developing a robust infrastructure and increasing ICT usage by its various user segments.
¹ As defined by The World Economic Forum www.weforum.org
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