It was in the year 1996, when COMSATS launched its ISP services under the name of COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) thus becoming the pioneer Internet Service Provider of Pakistan. COMSATS is an international, inter-Governmental science organization, aiming at socio-economic uplift of the third world through useful applications of science and technology. COMSATS has launched many successful projects which include the most reputed COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and COMSATS Internet Services (CIS). Since its inception CIS has continued to grow and opened up branches in almost all major cities of Pakistan, namely Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Multan, Quetta, Gujranwala and Gujrat.
CIS is the most diversified ISP of Pakistan offering services like Wireless broadband, Domain & web hosting, On-demand broadband, Data Center Services,Video conferencing, Website designing and development, Search Engine Optimization, Virtual Private Servers, Networking, IT training,and internet related research facilities. CIS has a state-of-the-art training center for conducting training events at Islamabad with a variety of courses including CCNA, ITIL v3 Foundation, Microsoft Office, and web development to name a few. CIS has also been a Cisco training partner.