There is a huge demand for 4g in Pakistan, the USF board has approved contracts worth Rs21 billion for information technology and mobile broadband services.
The projects will connect 187 Union Councils with 1,554 km of optic fiber cable and ensure seamless connectivity with 622 km of un-served road segments on the M-8 motorway and N-35 highway. USF Board Chairman Mohsin Mushtaq Chandna chaired the 83rd USF board of directors meeting.
“The Ministry of IT through USF has taken another concrete step to fulfill the vision of Digital Pakistan. We are on the path of ‘Meaningful Connectivity and Smartphone for All Policy’.” federal Minister of IT and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque. He added “these projects will enhance social equality, employment opportunities, and digital literacy for the people of un-served and underserved areas and strengthen the foundations of our digital infrastructure. We are the frontrunner in creating information-rich communities and accelerating socio-economic growth in the country.”