Transworld Home has just launched their FTTH (fiber to the home) internet service for residential and commercial consumers in three major cities of Pakistan; Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. Transworld Home is a subsidiary of Transworld Associates which is Pakistan’s first privately owned fiber optic cable operator. Until now, they have been providing connectivity services to major companies like Telenor, Zong, Wateen etc.
With the recent influx of FTTH providers in Pakistan like Stormfiber, FiberLink and Optix (who happen to rely on Transworld network), Transworld has also decided to jump into the consumer market.
They are offering speeds starting from 20Mbps to as high as 100Mbps:
- 20Mbps: Rs. 2,000 Per Month
- 30Mbps: Rs. 3,000 Per Month
- 50Mbps: Rs. 4,000 Per Month
- 70Mbps: Rs. 7,500 Per Month
- 100Mbps: Rs. 10,000 Per Month
The 20Mbps package is only available in Karachi and Islamabad. All the packages come with Rs. 12,000 to 13,000 one time installation charges but they can be paid in 6 or 12 months installments. However, the installments option is not available on the 20Mbps package.
Transworld’s FTTH services are available in following areas of the three cities:
- DHA Phase 4
- DHA Phase 5
- DHA Phase 6
- PECHS Block-2
- PECHS Block-3
- PECHS Block-6
- Sindhi Muslim Societ
- I.I.Chundrigar Road
- DHA Phase 2
- DHA Phase 1
- DHA Phase 2
As compared to competition, Transworld seems to be lacking in both coverage and prices. Fiberlink is the cheapest and most widely available option. They provide 40Mbps for Rs. 2,500, their 100 Mbps connection costs Rs. 5,000 and they also offer a 200Mbps connection. However, their installation times are very long (as much as 6 months) so the only way Transworld can dominate consumer market is by providing consistently good services and low installation times.
For more details, please visit Transworld’s website.