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Information and Communication Technologies Sector Review

 

Definition and scale of sector

  • Hardware manufacture,
  • Hardware consultancy,
  • Software,
  • Database management,
  • Associated components,
  • Associated wholesale,
  • Telecommunications

Why the sector was chosen in the West Midlands

  • Significant national growth and historic regional growth.
  • Significant presence in software especially in southern part of regional round Coventry, Solihull, Warwick.
  • Recent successes in hardware but from a low base.
  • Significant mobile investment opportunities.
  • Incubation opportunities associated with region's universities around photonics and nano-technology.

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Telecommunication - Sector report from UKTI - Pakistan - February 2008

Telecom development is a high priority for the government. The sector is currently being liberalised and has made significant strides. In liberalisation of its telecom market, Pakistan is ahead of many other world countries, let alone their regional neighbours. However, the lack of full and objective information about this country led to cautious behaviour by foreign investors, who appeared only recently on the local telecom market, and rather in single cases

Source: UK Trade and investment (UKTI)

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Pakistan Media and Advertising  - A Report from UKTI - January 2008

Pakistan has over a dozen major advertising agencies, some with foreign affiliation. Advertising agency commissions are usually 15% of the cost of the advertisement.   Pakistan allows trade advertising material other than commercial catalogues to enter duty-free, but levies a 12.5% sales tax on those items. Samples may be admitted duty-free only if they are representative parts of a complete shipment or, are unsuitable for sale. Duties applicable to commercial shipments apply to samples having commercial value.

Source: UK Trade & Investment

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Pakistan Telecommunications Report Q1 2008 - January 2008

Much of the South Asia region is home to high levels of telecoms growth; but in Pakistan infrastructure and subscriber growth patterns seem unrivalled with the telecoms sector experiencing unusually high growth. Total teledensity of Pakistan's telecoms sector was 46.9% in June 2007, well ahead of Sri Lanka on 37%, India (perhaps surprisingly) on 17% and Bangladesh on 15%.

Source: Business Monitor International 

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Broadband Penetration In Pakistan: Current Scenario And Future Prospects - December 2007

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) sector is considered as an engine for overall socio-economic development of countries across the globe. A deeper analysis of the growth patterns and correlative contributions of ICT in a number of countries like South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, China and India, reveals that rapid socio-economic development in these economies significantly accelerated due to efficient and cost effective access to information. In a nutshell, Broadband communications provide the foundation for the development of robust economic systems within any country, through which diverse socio-economic objectives can be achieved.

Source: Ministry of IT

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Liberalizing the Telecommunications Sector: Making Pakistan an Information Economy - August 2007

Countries have since long recognized the importance of telecommunications industry, and impact it has on the economic and social lives of the people. The developing countries, in particular, have realized that "wealth does not create telephone density, but that telephone density creates wealth. Traditionally, telecommunications services have been provided by the state. The primary rationale adduced by governments to monopolize the provision of telecommunications services was that because of the high infrastructure costs, network harmonization requirements and the obligation to provide universal service, telecommunication [i]s a 'natural monopoly.

Source: Lahore University of Management Sciences

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IT & Telecom sector overview form BOI - December 2006

The IT & Telecom industry in Pakistan has undergone a dramatic change in the
recent years led by the government with the aim of making it a major player
in these two key industries. With perhaps every global IT company in the world having presence in Pakistan, and with revenues growing by 30-40% year on year, the IT industry is probably the most exciting and dynamic sector in the country today. An industry characterized by about 75,000 professionals, major ongoing IT projects within the government and the private sector to the tune of hundreds of
millions of US dollars, and world-class software product and services companies bears testimony to the vibrancy of the IT and IT enabled services sector in Pakistan. The convergence of communications, computing, and entertainment has resulted in the blurring of boundaries between disciplines and IT companies now come in all shapes and sizes. IT has indeed been taken out of the closet and has been mainstreamed into every aspect of industrial and economic activity within the country.

Source: Board of Investment Pakistan

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E-Commerce Resource Centre - Pakistan June 06

Pakistan is an important member in the world community for its strategic location, skilled manpower, natural resources, and English-speaking. Pakistan is global focus of world community due to current geopolitical circumstances and its moderate policy. Pakistan is the gateway to Gulf and CIS countries. Average GDP of Pakistan during last three years has been 7.5%, and Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) has increased to US$2300/per capita.

Source: 2006 AFACT Year book

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Telecommunication sector - May 2006

Pakistan offers sizeable opportunities amongst other telecom markets in the region.  With fixed line penetration of only 4% against emerging markets averaging 14%, the potential upside is evident. Cellular, which also lagged until recently, has jumped over the past year reaching 21 Million units (cellular density 13.5%) from 8 million in early 2005.

The historic evidence of positive correlation between GDP and telednisty combined with the strong outlook for Pakistan' economy indicates that the growth in the telecomm sector will remain robust although growth rates could be volatile.

Source: UK Trade and Investment

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