According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the internet usage in Pakistan has been increased by 15%, as people remain confined to their homes due to country-wide lockdown imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“A net increase of around 15% in internet usage was witnessed since last week — based on data from telecom operators,” the telecom regulatory body said in its statement on Thursday.
“The increase has been observed due to increased online activities by educational institutions and businesses and, ‘work from home’ policy adopted by individuals and organizations,” the statement added.
PTA further said that there is sufficient internet capacity available in the country to meet the demand of the future. The telecom regulatory body said that it has been closely monitoring the patterns of internet usage in the country so as to ensure that the fast and efficient telecom services remain available to the consumers in this difficult time.