IntroductionFirstly,I would like to describe the Broadband, So Broadband is an internet technology Whichprovide the internet connection speeds in excess of 500kbps. (PTCL, n.d.)PTCL is also in the category of the broad band because they are providing thevarious type of internet broadband packages (Fasthosts, 2009).
PTCL offer twodifferent types of broadband services, Which are ADSL and VDSL (PTCL, High Speed Broadband, 2017).ADSL broadband (Asymmetric Digital SubscriberLine) is a broadband technology that allows speeds of up to 8 Megabits persecond (Mbps) across a copper telephone line. It is bad combination becausethe downstream is much faster than the upstream. This is most suitable for normalusage because a normal user download more data than will upload (Fasthosts, 2009).VDSL (Very-high-bitrate Digital SubscriberLine) is a new technology that works in a similar manner to ADSL.
However,it is possible in some cases to reach much faster connections speeds of upto 52 Mbps (Fasthosts, 2009) .Because VDSLrequires new infrastructure, it is not yet available to all areas of the Pakistan. (PTCL, High Speed Broadband, 2017)The upload and download speeds you canexpect to receive will depend on a number of factors including product, location,distance to the street cabinet and your own internal wiring. As well as PTCLUploading speed is one fourth of its Downloading speed, so if you have 4 Mbpsconnection than your uploading speed will be 1Mbps. Which is not sufficient tomeet the customer’s needs (Ali, 2017).
The Competitors of PTCL e.g. Naya Tel isproviding the Equal uploading and downloading speed, so it’s time for PTCL toequal the uploading and downloading speed otherwise most of the customer willshift on the other internet service providers (Ali, 2017).Use the broadband services, we will requiredVDSL/ADSL modem, as well as PTCL subscription.
It would depend on how many PCsand devices you want to connect to the internet, So as per you can choose themodems and router. If you required to connect more than 3 computer than youwill need Router otherwise you can use the modem (Fasthosts, 2009). There are two different technologies ADSL andVDSL.
Please ensure the Router or modem you purchase is compatible withyour choice of Broadband connection otherwise it create problem.PTCl providing two main types of packages,one is DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and GPON (Gigabit Passive OpticalNetworks). If you compare the prices of the both packages you will realize thatyou are paying extra amount in DSL network and getting the low speed internetand in another GPON option, you will get the double internet speed in thatamount. The reason behind this is only non-availability of the line parametershigh is not a big deal.
PTCL should do the sufficient upgrade in their networkand leave the old copper wire system and adopt the Fiber optical (PTCL, High Speed Broadband, 2017). The proper working range of copper wire isonly 3 Km. So, if the distance between you and your exchange is greater the 3Km than its dead sure you cannot get the good broadband services, because afterthe 3 Km copper wire drop the signals strength and you will not get the fastinternet service. Here you will decide to get the another Internet services (Ali, 2017).PTCL actually provide theirservice in both units Mb/s and Mbps. Normally DSL service provide us speed inMegabit per seconds Mbps so if we have the 4 Mbps connection than we actuallygetting the 0.400-0.500 Mb/s packages that’s why our downloading speed will beshown 400-430 kbps in downloading manager (Ali, 2017).
This paper explores the relationship betweentelecommunications policy and its impact on the economy. Its focus is the LatinAmerican region, starting by assessing the results of new research on broadbandeconomic impact. (Katz & Avila, 2010) Having validated thecausality through econometric analysis, it then moves to analyze the importanceof public policy in maximizing broadband development (Katz & Avila, 2010).As per research paper new wireless broadbandinvestments of $17.4 billion would increase the gross domestic product (GDP)between $126.3 billion and $184.1 billion in 2010. (Rohman & Bohlin, 2012) Also added thatthere is a positive relationship between broadband expansion and economicgrowth.
As well as this, broadband will result in an increase of between 4.5million and 6.3 million jobs, which found that a nationwide network wouldexpand employment in the United States by an estimated 1.2 million new and permanentjobs (Rohman & Bohlin, 2012).
So in the Pakistanthis advancement is very necessary to grow up the economy. When PTCL upgradetheir network they will get the customers satisfaction and they also requirednew employees so at the end employment level increase and economy will grow (Rohman & Bohlin, 2012).Literature ReviewThe news that Etisalat has failed to make payment in spite of extensiongranted till October 28 is not unexpected. The way PTCL privatization wascarried out in a hurry without taking into confidence the employees and thepeople opposing it, it was anticipated that it is not going to be so simple anaffair (Dawn, 2005). No doubt, June 18,2005 was grand day in the history of Pakistan and specially PrivatizationCommission (PC) when in an open bidding, Etisalat purchased 26 per centmanagement shares at the rate of Rs117 as against the market price around Rs60 (Dawn, 2005).Despite the growth scenario projected by thefederal government and international rating agencies, the business situation isgetting deteriorated for telecom sector as showed by the biggest telecom giantof the country, PTCL Group remained in losses of Rs. 371 million during thirdquarter of 2015 (RAHMAN, 2015).PTCL Group failed to apply brakes onits negative growth streak that continued during the first quarter of 2017 asrevenues dropped by 31.
4% in Q1 2017 compared to the same period last year (PROPK, 2017). According to the financial resultsdeclared by Board of Directors’ meeting in Islamabad, the profits of PTCL Groupdeclined to Rs 2.145 billion by end of first quarter of 2017 as compared to Rs3.13 billion reported during the same period last year (PROPK, 2017). Problem StatementChief issues and problems of PTCL Broadband is my subject inlight of the fact that for the most part people groups are utilizing PTCL andface diverse sorts of issues. Due to the passage of time and increasein number of users the PTCL’s customers face the low internet downloading speed, frequently dis-connectivity problems. So I am going toconduct a survey to find out is it time to jump on another broadband servicelike (Nayatel, 2017) Naya Tel or continue using PTCL withupgraded FTTU (Fiber to the User)System. (PTCL, High Speed Broadband, 2017) PTCL is currently using FTTC (Fiberto the Cabinet) system.
We need speedy fiber optic transmissionsystem to meet customer’s needs, but the PTCL fiber optic systemis bounded to the cabinet or exchange and transmission of service to the userend is still on the ordinary copper cablePurpose of StudyØ Reasons Behind thePTCL Service FailureØ Economic Impact ofthe BroadbandØ Difference betweenthe ADSL, VDSL and GPONØ Help to Choose thebest ISPØ Comparison of thePTCL PackagesØ Importance of highspeed broadband in Advance CenturyØ Broadband andEmployment OpportunitiesØ Help out in futureresearchØ PTCL Packages Megabyte 1 Mb/s & Megabit 8 MbpsSignificance of StudyUniqueness in my study I describe therational behavior to choose the ISP (Internet Service Provider), also it willhelp to choose the economical PTCL packages. (Ali, 2017)Many customers confuse that they are using 4 Mbps package but they actually getthe 400 kbps downloading speed. So I explain it in my study with theappropriate references. Bibliography Ali, A.
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