Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan Achieve 100% Teledensity

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) have achieved 100% teledensity, according to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Despite challenging terrain and a sparse population, these regions are now the only ones in Pakistan with full teledensity, which measures the number of fixed telephone connections per 100 people.

 

This achievement results from prioritizing the enhancement of telecom infrastructure and services. Today, AJ&K and GB have robust competition in mobile broadband, fixed broadband, Fiber to The Home (FTTH), and fixed line services. PTA credits the success to the trust placed in the Special Communication Organization (SCO) and other telecom operators by the region’s six million mobile subscribers.

 

Residents can access various broadband services, including FTTH, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), and Wireless Local Loop (WLL), which support e-education, e-commerce, and e-health, contributing to the region’s socio-economic development. PTA has also identified Telenor as a Significant Market Power (SMP) operator in the mobile market, ensuring competitive tariffs.

 

To maintain service quality, PTA requires mobile operators to install at least six telecom towers annually and conduct regular quality-of-service surveys. Consumers are encouraged to use the PTA’s Complaint Management System (CMS) for service quality issues.