Thank you for visiting our website. COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) is the pioneer Internet Service Provider (ISP) of Pakistan which brought Internet to the country in 1996. Internet being a relatively new technology at that time, COMSATS launched CIS to offer Internet connectivity for not only government organizations, but also to support its social services, such as tele-health and distance learning.
Currently, CIS has presence in 8 major cities of Pakistan and offers multiple media options to its customers including copper, fiber, wireless, and satellite. In 1998, CIS launched a data center offering hosting and co-location services. CIS became the first training partner of CISCO in Pakistan in 2000. In 2004, CIS launched DSL service and, in 2005, CIS launched wireless broadband service which is the flagship product of CIS now. In 2008, CIS was ranked the best ISP[i] by Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) in Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, and Sialkot.
At present, CIS offers eight different branded services known as ‘The Colors of CIS’. These include core services such as Freedom™ (Wi-Fi DSL), Tornado™ (Wireless links), and Hawaii™ (domain, hosting, and VPS), and value-added services such as Hurricane™ (On-demand broadband), Prism™ (Website development), Viacon™ (Video-conferencing), Comtrain™ (IT training), and ComClinic™ (Telemedicine).
ComClinic™ is a social service from CIS with the first telemedicine clinic being established at Gokina village near Pir Sohawa in Islamabad. Patients in the village will be examined and diagnosed remotely by a doctor through video conferencing and telemedicine equipment including examination camera and ultrasound probe. More clinics will be established in rural areas in 2013.
CIS has different centers of expertise including data center, training center, and video conferencing center. Data center provides hosting services on both Windows and Linux platforms. Keeping its tradition of being the pioneer ISP, CIS became the first ISP to offer VPS (virtual private server) with local hosting in Pakistan in April 2012. Other VPS providers were providing foreign hosting then. VPS is at the infrastructure level of the Cloud service stack. Because of growing demand for cloud computing, CIS plans on launching the COMSATS Cloud™ by end of 2013.
CIS launched new training centers in Faisalabad and Peshawar in 2012 in addition to the one in Islamabad. CIS offers a wide range of training courses including Cisco® networking, Linux Administration, Windows Administration, Web development, ITIL® V3 Foundation, Project Management Professional®, and Information Security. CIS established two video conferencing centers in Islamabad and Peshawar in 2012. These centers are being used for both local and foreign video conferencing for meetings and trainings.
Our customers include individuals, government organizations, private enterprises, foreign missions, and educational institutions in Pakistan. Our vision is to make CIS a very reliable and secure ISP for government organizations and corporate customers. We also plan on offering cloud services by next year with VPS being the first step. Being the pioneer ISP, we have an experience of 16 years in internet and data center operations. Should you be interested in any of our services, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are focused on providing quality service and support to our customers as always and we would like to welcome you aboard to experience it yourself!
[i]Quality of Service Survey — ISPs, Pakistan Telecom Authority, 2008