The Universal Service Fund (USF) Board affirmed 09 Projects worth around PKR 8.15 Billion to give High Speed Mobile Broadband administrations to roughly 7.59 Million individuals in un-served and under-served zones of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa areas. Prompted by the Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication, Syed Amin Ul Haque, the USF Board affirmed grant of Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development agreements to Jazz, Telenor and Ufone and Optic Fiber Cable agreements to Nayatel and PTCL. The Board additionally endorsed the dispatch of another program called the ‘Cutting edge Broadband for Sustainable Development Program for Tourist Locations’ to advance the travel industry in the country. Its Federal Secretary for Ministry and Telecommunication and Chairman of USF Board, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui led the 76th Board of Directors meeting of USF on Friday.


While tending to the gathering, Federal Secretary for IT and Telecommunication and Chairman of USF Board, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui said “Computerized Pakistan Vision” can see realization just if each resident of the nation approaches portable innovation and internet providers. In such manner, Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, Syed Amin Ul Haque has given clear directions that advancement projects should be started and executed altogether distant and financially underestimated zones. The Federal Minister has communicated his fulfillment with USF’s exhibition whereby USF has in the current 31 months aggregately introduced PKR 30 Billion worth of ventures. These ventures incorporate unserved and underserved zones in the Ex-FATA district, Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa territories.
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The Federal Secretary additionally added that as exhorted by the Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, Syed Amin Ul Haque, the Board has affirmed unique ventures on a pressing reason for the arrangement of High Speed Mobile Broadband administrations in traveler regions. The fulfillment of these tasks isn’t just lined up with the Prime Minister’s vision on advancing the travel industry yet in addition offer these types of assistance to visiting sightseers, and neighborhood populace and backing them in pay creating exercises also.

The Chief Executive Officer of USF, Haaris Mahmood Chaudhary informed the Board individuals about the activities. He likewise shed light on the new program that centers around giving High Speed Mobile Broadband administrations to traveler objections. Moreover, he added that the group of USF is working perseveringly to give High Speed Mobile Broadband administrations in regions, for example, Babusar Top, Lake Saif Ul Malook and Sharan Forest in Manshera region, Kumrat Valley in Upper Dir locale, Mahodand Lake in Swat area and Galiyaat. This won’t just give Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to homegrown and unfamiliar sightseers yet additionally assume a critical part in sending ideal reaction to the concerned offices in the event of a crisis.

As per the subtleties, the Board endorsed grant of agreements under the Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development program worth around PKR 3.68 Billion to Jazz, Telenor and Ufone that will profit an unserved populace of roughly 2.6 Million and an estimated unserved territory of 37,730 sq. km.

Jazz is being granted the agreement of Shikarpur, Jacobabad and Kashmore regions in the territory of Sindh, Multan and Khanewal regions in the region of Punjab and Pishin, Killa Abdullah and Quetta areas in the region of Balochistan. This will serve an unserved populace of around 2.22 Million out of 819 unserved muazas and a rough unserved territory of 16,357 sq. km. Essentially, Telenor is being granted the agreement of Swat, Swabi, Nowshera, Mardan and Charsadda areas in the territory of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that will profit an unserved populace of around 0.22 Million out of 120 unserved muazas and roughly 2,279 sq. km of unserved zone. Similarly, Ufone is being granted the agreement of Panjgur locale in the territory of Balochistan that will profit an unserved populace of around 0.15 Million out of 69 unserved muazas and roughly 19,094 sq. km of unserved region.

The Board additionally affirmed grant of agreements under the Optic Fiber Cable program to Nayatel and PTCL for the territory of Punjab. Nayatel is being granted the agreement of Ranjanpur and Muzaffargarh locale while PTCL is being granted the agreement of DG Khan District. The Optic Fiber Cable activities are esteemed at around PKR 4.47 Billion that target laying of 1,632 km of optical fiber link to interface 228 towns and association boards accordingly giving High Speed Mobile Broadband administrations to an unserved populace of roughly 4.98 Million.

Other Board individuals including Muhamad Omar Malik, Member-Telecom MoITT, Maj. Gen (R) Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman PTA; Shabahat Ali Shah, CEO-NITB; Irfan Wahab, CEO-Telenor Pakistan; Imran Akhtar Shah, VP for Government Sales, Super Net Pvt Ltd and Nominee of Data Licensees; Kaukab Iqbal, Chairman-Consumer Association of Pakistan and Nominee of Consumer Group; and the board of USF Co. additionally went to the gathering.

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