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Internet Architecture And Protocols

Assignment # 1

Internet Service Providers


Internet service providers are the companies that provides the users with internet facility. The Internet in Pakistan has been available since the early 1990s. According to the International Telecommunications Union there were 133,900 Internet users in 2000 or just 0.1% of the 164 million people in Pakistan. By 2006 use had grown to 12 million users or 7.2% of the population. Telecommunications being one of the fastest growing industries in the country, by 2011 the usage has grown up to 31 million users or 17.6% of the total population.

National ISPs:
AOL:www.aol.com
AOL is one of the most popular national and International coverage. AOL offers dial-up internet access with many local numbers for any given area.

MSN:www.msn.com
It has recently begun to provide DSS Internet access as well as dial-up access. MSN also has extensive coverage in rural areas both nationally and Internationally.

Compuserve:www.compuserve.com
It is one of the oldest dial-up ISPs. They also provide both national and International coverage.

Earthlink:www.earthlink.com
It provides dial-up and DSL Internet access worldwide.

AT&T Worldnet:www.att.net
It provides dial-up Internet access and high-speed cable service across a broad national area.

Road runner:www.roadrunner.com
It provides specialization in broadband cable Internet access.

DSL.com:www.dsl.com
It provides some national coverage for fast Internet access.

Charter Communications:www.charter.com
It provides Digital TV,high-speed cable Internet access, and telephone service to a broad national area.

Regional ISPs in Pakistan


PTCL
Description: PTCL is now the leader in consumer broadband in Pakistan, leading the country into 21st century. Experience the Internet at its fastest with high-speed access from Broadband Pakistan.

Coverage: DSL Coverage Area, 3G EVO 3.1 Rev A & 3G EVO Nitro 9.3 Rev B. Service Type: Broadband DSL, EVO 3G Wireless broadband.

Wateen
Description: Wateen is revolutionizing the Internet in Pakistan by introducing the true standards of Broadband Internet. Wateen Broadband Internet will be available through latest WiMAX and DSL technologies. Coverage: Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, D.I. Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jhelum, Karachi, Lahore, Mandi Bahauddin, Multan, Okara, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, R.Y. Khan, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Sukhur. Service Type: WiMAX Wireless broadband.

WorldCall Telecom Limited - An Omantel Company


Description: There is no single competitor which provides a Bundle of services like WTL. Coverage: Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Karachi, Kasur, Kharian, Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad, Peshawar, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Sukkur. Service Type: EVDO Wireless broadband.

LINKdotNET
Description: LINKdotNET, the leading Internet Service and Solutions Provider, is a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Holding Company, the largest integrated telecommunications services provider in the region. Coverage: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Haripur, Jehlum, Kot Addu, Larkana, Mardan, Peshawar, Rahim Yaar Khan, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Shahdara, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Wah/Taxila. Service Type: Broadband DSL.

wi-tribe | Pakistan's most reliable wireless broadband internet service


Description: wi-tribe is an international wireless broadband internet service provider bringing a new era of WiMAX to Pakistan. Coverage: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad. Service Type: WiMAX Wireless broadband.

Broadband Internet Service Provider, Pakistan - Qubee Pakistan


Description: Wifi services provider a company owned by Augere. Coverage: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi. Service Type: WiMAX Wireless broadband.

Mobilink Infinity
Description: Wirelss Broadband Internet Service Provider. The service is currently available in Karachi only. Coverage: Karachi. Service Type: WiMAX Wireless broadband.

COMSATS Internet Services


Description: CIS is the pioneer ISP of Pakistan. Coverage: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Hattar, Peshawar, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot. Service Type: Broadband DSL.

List of ISPs in Pakistan:

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ISPs

City Islamabad Lahore Lahore Karachi, Lahore Islamabad, Karachi Karachi Karachi Karachi Karachi Karachi Islamabad Okara Karachi Lahore Gujranwala Karachi Karachi Karachi Karachi Peshawar Islamabad Lahore Karachi Karachi Karachi Lahore Islamabad

Website www.apollo.net.pk www.asia.net.pk www.beacon.net www.brain.net.pk www.click.net.pk www.comsats.net.pk www.cubexs.net.pk www.cyberaccess.com.pk www.cyber.net.pk www.dancom.com.pk www.eworld.net.pk www.excel-xl.net www.xpert.net.pk www.fascom.com www.fibre.net.pk www.gol.com.pk www.gem.net.pk www.gerrys.net www.go.net.pk www.hamdard.net.pk www.iqranet.net www.micro.net.pk www.ms.net.pk www.multi.net.pk www.netdoor.net.pk www.netsolir.com www.nexlinx.net.pk www.orbit.net.pk

Apolo Online Asia Net Beaconet Brain Net Comsats CubeXS Cyber Access Cyber Net Dancom Online Eworld Excel Net Expert Net Fascom Fibre G. Net Gem Net Gerrys Net Go Net Hamdard Net Iqra Net Micro Net MS Net Multi Net Net Door Netsol Nexlinx Orbit Net

Click Online Peshawar

Pakistan Online Pak Net Sat Net Shoa Net Super Net Top Net World Call World Online Zab Net

Lahore Karachi, Lahore Karachi Islamabad Karachi Islamabad Karachi, Lahore Karachi Karachi

www.pol.com.pk www.paknet.com.pk www.sat.net.pk www.shoa.net www.super.net.pk www.topnet.com.pk www.go4b.net www.wol.com.pk www.zab.net.pk