Telecom Companies Declare ‘Digital Emergency’ in Pakistan

Every sector is under the Radar and it is leading to complete disaster, due to an economic crisis the telecom industry would go from a net profit of $188 million in 2021 to a loss of $287 million by the end of the calendar year 2022 and 2023. Telecom companies declare ‘Digital Emergency’.

There was a sense that the telecom business was profitable, but the sector has been on a decreasing trend since 2016. The 74 percent cost to revenue statistic is an estimate of above EBITDA cost for 2025, which is now at 58 percent. This forecast is only valid if there is no more significant deterioration.

“We have faced tremendous problems, and now it is a matter of survival.” The regulator will not allow the telecom industry to raise its tariffs. The average revenue per user (ARPU) has dropped dramatically, with Pakistan now having the lowest. In such a scenario, the telecom sector is on the verge of collapse, and our foreign owners would not allow us to incur debt to satisfy our commitments and those of our shareholders,” two senior telecom executives gave an interview with journalists.

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