Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has won yet another Universal Service Fund (USF) project for installation and provision of broadband services in the whole of Sukkur region in Sindh Province.
“PTCL is committed to the Government of Pakistan’s vision for bridging the digital divide and creating an expansive growth of broadband in Pakistan,” said PTCL Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Development, Sikandar Naqi. “We are at the forefront of bringing modern Information and Communications Technology services to the people of un-served and under-served areas of our country.”
Through an open bidding process, PTCL has won the rights to provide broadband services in 10 districts covering the entire Sukkur region. These include Districts Ghotki, Jacobabad, Kambar Shahdadpur, Kashmore, Khairpur, Larkana, Naushero Feroz, Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah), Shikarpur, and Sukkur.
“For this purpose, we will deploy 39,000 broadband ports through both wireless and wire-line media,” informed PTCL General Manager Regulatory Affairs, Muhammad Amer Shafique. In addition, PTCL will establish 104 Educational Broadband Centers and 51 Community Broadband Centers in target districts in Sukkur.
“Through PTCL’s high quality broadband services, we want to ensure easy access to information and spread of education in all segments of our society,” said SEVP Corporate Development, Mr. Naqi.
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL)
F-8 Exchange, Nazim-Ud-Din Road F-8/1, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 111 20 20 20
Fax: +9251 111 21 21 21