My metroblogging post about the upcoming PTCL Optical Fiber Access Network in Karachi attracted a generally very well informed comment chain at KMB. While the matter was intended for general public, the enthusiasm (and the contents) as measured from the heated debates that followed in the comments is just an indication that the broadband remains a dream in Pakistan.
P.S: Reuters is reporting that PTCL’s profit fell 30% due to increased competition and tariff reduction due to competition. This is inline with the theory that PTCL needs to play well on areas that are supposed to be its prime assets such as the customer reach and outside (fiber and copper) plants if it has to maintain the overall lead in the market. The OFAN project, if done right, is one such correct step.