Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Market Entry

Pakistan has a high score for Broadband Market Entry and has increased from 3.2 in 2007-2008 to 3.6 in 2010. Even though it is an expensive (USD 291 million based on auction value) process. This could be due to the fact that licensing conditions give certainty and the payment of fee guarantees license renewal. There are also no limitations to foreign ownership, in 2009 – 2010 there was Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of USD 374 million (17% of Pakistan’s FDI).