PTCL launches broadband promotion

10 Nov 2014

Pakistani fixed line incumbent Pakistan Telecommunications Company Ltd (PTCL) has upgraded all customers on its 4Mbps plan to an 8Mbps connection at no extra cost until 31 January 2015. From 1 February 2015 customers will be charged PKR2,500 (USD24.33) per month for the boosted plan, increasing to PKR2,999 – PTCL’s current price for a capped 8Mbps plan – from 1 July 2015. Customers wishing to keep their original plan and avoid the extra fees must contact PTCL to downgrade their subscription. PTCL’s opt-out policy has, however, drawn criticism from local industry commentators, as it railroads users into upgrading without consent.