Partnering with Nayatel, Facebook is investing in Pakistan for the first time to expand internet connectivity across the country.
What Happened: Facebook’s investment will allow Nayatel to own, build, maintain, and operate a new fiber network and provide wholesale capacity to mobile operators and ISPs. Facebook will invest in fiber building and support network planning. This high-speed fiber will connect thousands of sites by 2022, and improve the capacity and geographical reach of the internet to 10 to 15 million people across eight major cities in Pakistan.
The Response: People have enthusiastically welcomed this new initiative.