Did it occur to you, to ask yourself, why PTCL is selling broadband
at such high rates to it's customers (Rs. 1000/Mbps vs Rs. 10/Mbps)
in Pakistan ?, when in overhead costs, it pays in pennies in Pakistan
compared to pounds spent by ISPs abroad ?. And everybody has
to go and buy International Bandwidth from the same market.
It's not like PTCL can look into the camera and say, "Kya karay saab,
peechay mandi sey hee mehnga aa raha hai bandwidth. . .".
As for the brilliant premise that "everything's more expensive and
crappy in Pakistan, compared to the outside world", consider that
the quality and price of making mobile calls in Pakistan today is
one of the most competitive, if not the cheapest, than anywhere
else in the world. And all these companies are still making profits.
The difference between the DSL market and Mobile packages is
competition. Who would tolerate the crappiest customer service
in the world, when you have viable alternatives, like, Maxcom ?.
But for those who wish to pay more for less, these arguments
will hold no sway. But that doesn't mean one should abandon
reason for irrationality.
Sheikh 'Syllogism' Chilli